August 9, 2011
Sign Of The Times of the Day

Sign Of The Times of the Day

Sign Of The Times of the Day: “Midwestern mom” Lucy Nobbe, a VP at private equities and investment firm Wedbush Morgan Securities, paid an aerial advertising company ~$1,200 to fly over Wall Street today with a banner that reads “THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED.”

“I originally wanted to fly it over Washington, D.C., but learned that you can’t do that,” Nobbe told Fortune‘s Dan Primack. “So I chose Wall Street instead, but didn’t specifically intend it to fly over S&P. I’m just a mother from St. Louis who feels the only reason we got downgraded was people in politics.” A friend of Nobbe told the New York Observer the message was directed at both Republicans and Democrats.

Nobbe asked The Daily to make it clear that her views did not reflect those of her employer.

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