Bloomberg assignment for the day: Go out and make a bunch of young Republican Wall Streeters look like effete nitwits. Max Abelson is on the case:
Concord 51, a political-action committee of young professionals, threw the party for guests who work in private equity, consulting, law, hedge funds and corporate strategy.
“A group like this — successful, proven young people — it’s empowering, it’s great, it’s awesome, Matt Amling, who works in Washington with banks on regulation at Treliant Risk Advisors LLC, said before Obama won. “Young professionals coming out supporting Mitt Romney and the Republicans is huge.”
The tavern, Brinkley’s Station, is in a century-old former bank building. College graduates who grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, Short Hills, New Jersey, and Charlotte, North Carolina, some sporting pink-striped Ralph Lauren shirts, Coach bags, Oliver Peoples glasses or black Gucci loafers, packed in so tightly that waiters struggled to squeeze through. [Emph. added]
Then again, skewering yuppies never goes out of style. Be sure to read about the grass-fed burger mini-crisis that breaks out after Fox calls Pennsylvania for Obama. . . .