Solvency notwithstanding, Goldman Sachs has had a rough time of it lately, image-wise, what with all the attention focused on their relationships with AIG and the New York Fed chair and the general and pervasive sense among the populace that the company is a cult of power-mad tyrants who are hell-bent on taking over the world and probably perform ritual killings in the basement. But a carefully placed item in this morning's "Page Six" suggests someone is working to combat those stereotypes.
GOLDMAN Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein showing recession humility by flying coach on the shuttle from New York to Washington, DC, near ABC News' George Stephanopoulos
We'd say this was a brilliant PR move, except that it totally looks like Stephanopolous called it in. Therefore: conspiracy.