Give it up, Andrea Arnot w/ Update
CNN is reporting today that Pacific Lumber spokesperson Andrea Arnot doesn’t know what the heck she’s talking about.
Arnot, who moved to Oregon last July, continues to collect paychecks in exchange for waxing positive about PALCO, but even she’s got to admit that blindly repeating whatever the big lawyer tells her is embarrassing.
It’s hard not to snigger at her assurance that PALCO will submit a “fair and confirmable” reorganization plan to the US Bankruptcy Court in Texas. It sounds so Fox News-ish.
But it’s downright funny that she told the Associated Press that she didn’t know PALCO parent company Maxxam intends to contribute to the plan.
UPDATE: The Humboldt Herald has learned the source of Andrea Arnot’s confusion.
She was fired back in June by Pacific Lumber.
But six weeks prior she’d filed a severance claim with the bankruptcy court for $67,500 because her “employment contract [had] been terminated.”
Yet as recently as September 17 she was quoted by the Associated Press as Pacific Lumber’s “spokeswoman.”
Confused? Us, too.
Why are national publications crediting Arnot with a position from which she’s been severed? And how does that severance package compare to the decades long workers who got nothing?
One upon a time Arnot said Humboldt County’s best asset was its people. Perhaps she only meant the ones who cut and run.
UPDATE 2: Arnot Proof of Claim