Unlikely Role Model
In bad economic times, the populace creates a hero for their distraction. During the Great Depression, Seabiscuit became a national hero. Sarah Palin has replaced Seabiscuit as the hero of the day. Robert Willumstad gained his 15 minutes of fame when he declined to accept his $22 million dollar severance parachute package when he terminated by AIG. I doubt that Willumstad will ever a hero of the populace but hopefully he will become the role for the CEO and for politicians.