Here is the press release that went out today to encourage the media to cover the event:
A 'Bad Bank' is a Brilliant Idea
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The following release is issued by Daniel A. Strasser, retired US diplomat and nonprofit manager.
"Bad Brilliance," is a lovable, quirky art character, with his yellow balloon head and red zoot suit. Bad Brilliance is going to make his debut on Wall Street tomorrow, to demonstrate in favor of the Obama Administration's new banking proposals announced today by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Bad Brilliance will praise the inclusion in the program of a "Bad Bank." In fact, his sign says BAD BANK, BRILLIANT. Bad Brilliance knows that often Bad is Good, and he is proof of this. He is Bad and that's Good. The Bad Bank is a Good Bank.
Bad Brilliance will begin his Wall Street walk at the Statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall, Wall Street, Manhattan, Wednesday, February 11 at 11:00 am.
Bad Brilliance's appearance is sponsored by the blog "The Visionist: Out of the Box Global Solutions:" http://www.the-visionist.blogspot.com/. The Visionist looks at current and emerging issues resulting from Globalization and offers simple solutions to problems like the financial crisis, Gaza, Afghanistan, Somalia, etc., explores approaches to global knowledge and promotes those essential "silver bullets" that can yield big results for humanity like empowering girls and promoting potable water for all human beings. It encourages a new US foreign policy based on promoting Global Good Governance.
The Visionist is Daniel A. Strasser, a retired US diplomat and nonprofit manager who currently serves as a political analyst for the US military. His diplomatic service ranged from being a civilian advisor in Vietnam, to the United Nations in New York and extensive overseas assignments in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was the Executive Director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, in Hyde Park, New York (1996-2003). Bad Brilliance is Andrew Strasser, Mr. Strasser's creative son.
SOURCE The Visionist There have been many versions of this announcement picked up in the media. here are some that we discovered: http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-10-2009/0004969808&EDATE= ; http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/bad-bank-brilliant-idea/story.aspx?guid=%7B7779EE3E-261F-4A11-BDA7-FBB9DE9CDF2C%7D&dist=msr_9http://newsblaze.com/story/2009021010130300002.pnw/topstory.html ; http://newsblaze.com/story/2009021010130300002.pnw/topstory.html ; http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/a-bad-bank-is-a-brilliant-idea,711601.shtml ; http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/090210/ne69007.html?.v=1