Outrage

Protesters Target AIG Execs' Homes

The 40 activists aboard Connecticut's AIG protest tour bus on Saturday were vastly outnumbered by the photographers and reporters assigned to follow the first organized populist uprising aimed at AIG executives' homes and families. The Associated Press reports that photographers from as far away as Germany tailed the small band of outraged citizens, organized by non-profit Connecticut Working Families. Dubbed "Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous," the tour was equal parts pitchfork mob and real estate voyeurism, featuring both outrage and wonder: At executive James Hass' sprawling Fairfield manse, one protester -- a gardener by trade -- mused, "Lord, I wonder what it's like to live in a house that size." Other protesters noted that many of their far humbler homes are on the verge of foreclosure. In anticipation of the protest, security guards stood sentry at executives' home, but there were no arrests or reports of violence.