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Personae Non Gratae

| When Stephen Colbert promised to lead an angry, pitchfork-wielding mob to A.I.G. headquarters last week, he was joking. The actual angry mob that stood outside A.I.G. headquarters yesterday chanting “shame on you” wasn’t. Nor are the literally bus-loads of protesters scheduled to visit A.I.G. executives’ homes in Connecticut this weekend. No wonder the company has issued a security memo warning employees to hide their company insignia and, at night, to “travel in pairs and always park in well-lit areas.” As large a role as A.I.G. played in the meltdown, do you think the company will get any credit if it helps spur the recovery? In this siege mentality, what is A.I.G.’s incentive to succeed? [%comments]