Empty suits, depending on the designer or sartorial splendor, are not in demand. Many will, however, remember ‘pet rocks’ becoming a must have. They, unlike Enron and Bernie Madoff, were non-threatening unless you were hit in the head with one. The prudent avoided being clobbered by the first but bought into the second with a passion.
So it came to pass that a well groomed empty suit became a fashion statement, a cultural icon to a portion of the public particularly because of its color, the first black suit in the closet. Many did not care what the color was so long as it was not empty.
This is a pretty good summary of the last 2 years.
Some of you will appreciate this and some of you will not.
I do not offer an apology for this, because all of it is true.
First, the story, at HuffPo.
The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention is bringing together educators, experts, politicians and more to shed light on how the issue affects American communities and present strategies for reducing instances of bullying.
Bullying has gained increasing media attention in recent years with a spurt of highly publicized suicides of young people who took their own lives to escape the torment of their peers. The growth of technology has also played a role in the spreading of bullying.
Who is Barack Obama to come out against bullying? His entire career is based on bullying.