I guess not, but I wouldn't blame them if they did. It apparently piqued the interest of Local Solutions as they sent a copy of the news article that sparked the rumor over their e-mail list.
The news article refers to Rob Arkley giving a speech at some college in Louisiana about the economic opportunities available in the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The hidden message being that making money in rebuilding after a hurricane is a bad thing. This from same folks that insist any work being done in rebuilding be carried out by union labor which raises the costs of rebuilding considerably. Hmm???
As an aside; I had the pleasure of traveling to and from the Bay Area Sunday and Monday with a fairly well known local attorney who's known the Arkleys for some time and, in fact, hired Rob Arkley long ago before Arkley's rise to fame and fortune. He told me the story of how Arkley made it to the big time. Quite inspiring.
As I told Bill after hearing the story, it seems like there's two types of people in this world: Those who rely on others to increase their standard of living by asking for a job or a raise in pay and those entrepreneurs with vision, tenacity, determination and the guts to make themselves financially independent- the kind of people that make things happen. I certainly don't fall in the latter category.