Felix Salmon thinks so, devoting a post to the supposed weight gain today, in which he draws particular attention to the neck area. Our thoughts on this:
1. Uncalled for.
2. Not even taking into account that the supposed evidence of fat is taken from a most unflattering angle, the fact of the matter is that Pandito has drastically slimmed down since taking over at Citi. So even if he's put on a few lbs over the last few months, he's still way under his starting weight. Practically gaunt, in comparison.
3. Salmon argues that Citi is bad for Pandit, 'cause it's making him fat. Guess what? We LIKE our Pandit fat. People don't wait in line for hours to Tickle an anorexic Vickle. They shell out expecting a jolly elfin' smile and a bouncy belly. So help me, I don't care if we have to tie him down and shove Twinkie shakes down his throat, they're gonna get it.