Many years ago, Henry Ford threw a lavish banquet, to which he had invited those he considered the titans of the current day: bankers, industrialists, Edison, and so on. He presented each of these worthies with a laurel wreath (!), which he insisted they don as they feasted, and advised them that they were the pinnacle of intellectual achievement in the land. But the guests felt foolish, and the event was not a success.
Mr. Steyer, your wreath is ready.
How about a noose instead?