Mo. woman makes point with plane banner
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 ~ Updated 7:47 AM
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Lucy Nobbe was fed up with Congress, and she wanted the world to know.
Or at least the nation's largest city.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 51-year-old woman from the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood was angry about the historic U.S. credit downgrade. So she spent $895 to hire an airplane to fly around New York City on Tuesday pulling a banner that read: "THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED!"
Nobbe says she was surprised by the strong and positive reaction. Her message caused a buzz on New York's financial blogs and prompted a hunt to discover who was behind it.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com