From:   Justin Wedes <>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:36:45 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: anybody want to take him up on this?

A friend made this suggestion about how to handle this in an ingenious way:

. Set-up a press ambush (my preference) - send out press release with invite to come at a specific time (GA?) to Liberty Park - show that you've emailed and called a bunch of times (video these actions for the narrative) - arrange everyone with a makeshift stage and an empty chair with his name on a card - when he doesn't show, just say it's part of the broken trust between Wall St and America that bankers won't keep their word and talk to the 99%.  If he does accept, have a line of testimonials from foreclosed folks to tell their story and lecture him about current injustices they're suffering (don't give him a mic - they are prohibited after all) - think "public verbal flogging" - alternatively, have the Patriotic Millionaires join him for a press conference at Liberty and call on the President to raise taxes on the rich - if he does this, there is no end to the berating he will get from other financial sector people, who think like this:


On Oct 16, 2011, at 2:32 PM, Charles wrote:

I would be willing to talk to him. Obviously, I would not be
representing anyone but myself. I know some extremely knowledgeable
people who might be interested in helping.

Also, anyone on here who has a detailed knowledge of financial
services, perhaps we could collaborate.

On Oct 16, 1:04 pm, gail zawacki <> wrote:
Citigroup’s chief executive, Vikram S. Pandit, even said he would be happy
to talk with the protesters any time they wanted to drop by. Mr. Pandit,
onstage Wednesday at a Fortune magazine conference, said that the
protesters’ “sentiments were completely understandable.”

“I would also corroborate that trust has been broken between financial
institutions and the citizens of the U.S., and that it’s Wall Street’s job
to reach out to Main Street and rebuild that trust,” Mr. Pandit said. The
protesters should hold Citi and others “accountable for practicing
responsible finance,” he said, “and keep asking us about how we’re doing.”