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Cantor Can’t Cant.

In the grand tradition of Goldman’s Lloyd Blankfein, another tough guy – the House Majority Leader, for chrissake – has cantered (might as well keep playing with his name) away from a public speech because protests were planned.

Eric Cantor claims Wharton (Wharton! He was among friends! One of whom, angry at the protestors – but why not be angry at his hero for backing down? – hung a sign out of a Wharton window for the protestors to see: GET IN OUR BRACKET.) told him it’d be a nice civilized talk open only to the amazingly well off, or at least people guaranteed to agree with Cantor’s take on the whole 1% / 99% thing… Wharton says au contraire – “there [has] been no change in the attendance policy.”

The Wharton speaker series is typically open to the general public, and that is how the event with Majority Leader Cantor was billed.

A number of amusing things were said along the way to this latest retreat coming from the God forbid unseemly envy of the successful should tear this country apart crowd. One student remarked, “I think it’s a little too much to bring the protest to a college campus.” Of all the places for a protest!

Another Wharton student sweetly said: “I definitely understand the anger. …But they have to realize that corporate greed is not taught at school. If you spend time at this school, never is greed, unfairness, and immoral behavior ever taught or propagated.”

Then how did so many of your only recently greatly celebrated alumni (start with Raj Rajaratnam) learn it? This student should glance over the Wharton rap sheet. Short version: It’s long.

Update: Note to Cantor: Here’s how it’s done.

Margaret Soltan, October 22, 2011 7:43AM
Posted in: beware the b-school boys

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3 Responses to “Cantor Can’t Cant.”

  1. MattF Says:

    It’s class warfare– Wharton’s Ethics class vs. Wharton’s Accounting class. And the winner is…

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    MattF: Funny!

  3. University Diaries » Just as Wharton students hung a banner from a window… Says:

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