REVOLVING DOOR POLITICS  9:47 am August 19, 2011

Former Goldman VP Got Sexy Name Change Before Getting Job in Congress

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

darrell issa before his face change operation in 1998.The weird mutants staffing Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee are for once being documented mutants: Issa staffer Peter Haller, who mostly scribbles furious letters to government regulators demanding they quit harassing Goldman Sachs with horrible strict rules like, “at least use condoms when you’re screwing everyone,” was also Peter Simonyi who dealt with government regulators as a VP at Goldman Sachs. He is like mutant Superman, for bankers! Or was that X-Men? Or both? That’s some weird sci-fi shit! 

Also weird, did you know the House Oversight Committee is no longer dedicated to its historical mission of investigating fraud, but instead to fighting regulations meant to reduce fraud? Another interesting mutation!

Anyway, Simonyi legally changed his last name to Haller after leaving Goldman Sachs and going to work for Issa, “for family reasons,” the usual political reason for everything. And now everyone is mad, but mostly at liberal bloggers for bothering to care.

From ThinkProgress:

ThinkProgess published a story about a top staffer to Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) who helped the congressman draft a letter to bank regulators, asking them to back off new rules for banks like Goldman Sachs. As we reported, the staffer is a former Goldman Sachs vice president with a history of spinning through the revolving door. (The staffer also had worked for a lobbying firm and for the Securities and Exchange Commission in the last 10 years.) The staffer’s background had not been noticed by the press for months because, as we found, he changed his name from Peter Simonyi to Peter Haller after working for Goldman Sachs.

Haller and Issa’s office did not respond to our requests for comment, but they both provided a statement to TalkingPointsMemo. Haller says he changed his name in 2008 to honor a last request of his grandfather, a Transylvanian who passed away in 1944 and had worked for Miklós Horthy. He further states that his name change was publicly identified on the website of his law firm employer, Brickfield Burchette Ritts & Stone.

Would it have made any difference if he had just said, “Yes, I changed my name to honor my grandfather from Gofuckoffistan?” Probably not/probably not but that would have sounded like “a real answer, at least.”

The NYTimes is not impressed with any of this reporting:

Readers were outraged. A shape-shifter on Capitol Hill! A Goldman mole in Congress!

Well, as it turns out, the story on Mr. Haller isn’t so scandalous after all. In an e-mailed statement, Mr. Haller told DealBook that he is a descendant of a Transylvanian count, and that he changed his name in 2008 to honor a long-held family promise.

So now, in 2011, the New York Times is mocking citizens for experiencing some kind of sentient outrage when they read, again, that Congress is stacked with Goldman lackeys. That’s so Apocalypse Yesterday. [ThinkProgress/NYT]

 
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jdoleman August 19, 2011 at 9:50 am

He had to use Haller as his Transylvanian count name as Dracula was already taken?

vodkamuppet August 19, 2011 at 10:35 am

Count Dracula learned everything he knew from Count Haller. And Count Shemp. Everyone always forgets about Shemp.

Tundra Grifter August 19, 2011 at 11:16 am

Count Meout.

horsedreamer_1 August 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Tepes libel!

Seriously, Vlad was Romanian, Simonyi is Hungarian. And they take that distinction seriously in Romania.

Callyson August 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm

He also could not use Frank N Further, the sweet transsexual from Transylvania… http://www.google.com/search?q=frank+n+furter&amp

Barb August 19, 2011 at 9:52 am

Transylvanian count? No wonder he hangs around with those blood suckers from Goldman Sachs.

SorosBot August 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

Now maybe he's just descended from Count von Count. That's one subprime mortgage, two subprime mortgages, three subprime mortgages…

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Or maybe Count de Money?

poncho_pilot August 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

it's Count de Monay!

arihaya August 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

i suppose he migrated from Transylvania to America inside a coffin full of soil

somebody check this family Ellis Island records !!

CrankyLttlCamperette August 19, 2011 at 11:38 am

Well, you know what they say: "it's your Count that votes…"

GeneralLerong August 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Vampire squids, as it were?

freakishlywrong August 19, 2011 at 9:52 am

I'm assuming the ban hammer for Nosferatu jokes on this post?

LabRodent August 19, 2011 at 10:12 am

What about Blacula is that okay because Im African American?

Doktor Zoom August 19, 2011 at 10:49 am

This is Wonkette. Obvious jokes are not punished. Rather, they are mandatory.

themcwow August 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

What about Elvira? I think she changed her name too.

JoshuaNorton August 19, 2011 at 9:53 am

his grandfather, a Transylvanian

I vant to suck your bloooood!

Hey, whether your talking about a vampire or a republican, it works!

Gratuitous World August 19, 2011 at 9:53 am

Hopefully 62 years from now a descendant I've never met will fulfill my request and purchase the Small Wonder DVD Box Set.

MrFizzy August 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

Channeling Marvin Gaye – makes me want to Haller.

hollywooddood August 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

God, you humans are pathetic.

Pragmatist2 August 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

I, myself, am the descendant of German peasants whose graves were robbed. In their honor I have decided to change my name to Frankenstein.

prommie August 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thats frahnkensteen.

MLHencken August 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

"Igor would you give me a hand with the bags?"

"Certainly. You take the blonde and I'll take the one in the turban."

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm

So many quotes, so little time.

ProgressiveInga August 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

What knockers!

elviouslyqueer August 19, 2011 at 10:45 am
mog253 August 19, 2011 at 11:20 am

woll, woll, woll in der hay.

slithytoves August 19, 2011 at 9:54 am

It's true, I'm sitting here trying to work up interest/outrage, but. it's just. not. happening. *Sigh.* I used to be so good at this.

ManchuCandidate August 19, 2011 at 9:56 am

WND and Red State would like their wild ass accusations and wild eyed conspiracy shit back, Think Progress.

MARCdMan August 19, 2011 at 9:56 am

Who was it that said Goldman-Sachs was like a Vampire Squid wrapped around the head of the country, jamming it's blood funnel into anything that smells like money?

ManchuCandidate August 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

Mathew Taibbi. I think he's right, but I don't know about this one.

Sue4466 August 19, 2011 at 10:39 am

Apparently it was this guy's Transylvanian grandpa who sired Goldman-Sachs.

HuddledMass August 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

Wrapped around the globe, according to Matt Taibbi

flamingpdog August 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Hitler?

tihond August 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

Who hasn't had to change their name to work in government? Dick Armey used to go by Penis Soldiers, but changed his name to be more electable.

MrFizzy August 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

And there's Newt Gingrich, whose name at birth was Fuckwad McSantorum.

OhNoGuy August 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

And then there's Jim Shit who changed his name……………………………….to John Shit. Still didn't get elected.

LabRodent August 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

The Bush family was called the Pussy family in the early 1800's.

DaRooster August 19, 2011 at 10:33 am

Did they change their names? I am sooo far behind…

Tundra Grifter August 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

The tv guy Peter Marshall was born Ralph Pierre LaCock. His son Pete was a major league baseball player.

Peter LaCock is a better even than Peter O'Toole!

OhNoGuy August 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm

In the end, it is better if your parents don't have a sense of humor.

Tundra Grifter August 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Bill Lear, who invented the Lear Jet, named his daughter Chanda.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

Damn it! I demand to be outraged!!!!111!1

Preferred Customer August 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

You know who ELSE changed his name to something that begins with H?

ifthethunderdontgetya August 19, 2011 at 10:00 am

Hairy Potter?
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freakishlywrong August 19, 2011 at 10:00 am

Hulk Hogan?

ManchuCandidate August 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

Honey Badger!

OhNoGuy August 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Come on , man. Honey Badger don't care.

tcaalaw August 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

Howard Allen OBrien?

Fare la Volpe August 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

Holly Golightly?

MrFizzy August 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

Heinrich Himmler?

donner_froh August 19, 2011 at 10:09 am

Hopey?

DashboardBuddha August 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

Adolph Shicklegruber?

Mumbletypeg August 19, 2011 at 10:16 am

Humbert Humbert?

baconzgood August 19, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Nabokov WIN!!!!

baconzgood August 19, 2011 at 10:16 am

Heavy-D?

arihaya August 19, 2011 at 10:22 am

Sarah Louise Heath ?

Mumbletypeg August 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

John Cameron Mitchell a.k.a. Hedwig?

ProgressiveInga August 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

The tranny Hedda Lettuce?

MLHencken August 19, 2011 at 10:57 am

John Holmes?

elviouslyqueer August 19, 2011 at 11:12 am

Jesus H. Christ?

genxr August 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

Mr Hilter, living in a small boarding house in Somerset?

Preferred Customer August 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

You won't have much fun in Stalingrad.

horsedreamer_1 August 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Harry Houdini?

BarackMyWorld August 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Hunter Hearst Helmsley?

gullywompr August 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Nailin' Palin?

Sorry, what was the question again?

flamingpdog August 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Hubert .. Horatio .. Hornblower .. er, Humphrey.

OhNoGuy August 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Hugo Fukyasef?

Hera Sent Me August 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

So he changed his name to honor his grandfather, who worked for the Hungarian dictator who allied his country to Nazi Germany in World War II? A dictator who was an admiral in the navy of a landlocked country. Who was the regent of a kingdom without a king.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikl%C3%B3s_Horthy

Sounds like he comes from a long line of unprincipled suck-ups to the rich and powerful.

arihaya August 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

at least he is consistent on that

Preferred Customer August 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

I don't know that he is "unprincipled."

V572 T-Blow August 19, 2011 at 10:49 am

"unprincipled suck-ups to the rich and powerful" is the long term for "Republican legislators and lobbyists"

ifthethunderdontgetya August 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

The staffer also had worked for a lobbying firm and for the Securities and Exchange Commission in the last 10 years.

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.
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tcaalaw August 19, 2011 at 10:02 am

Why is this story being illustrated with a leftover photo from the Sestak-Toomey senate race?

OneDollarJuana August 19, 2011 at 10:02 am

Darrell Issa, a criminal, hangs around with criminals. Who could have expected?

V572 T-Blow August 19, 2011 at 10:49 am

Watch what you say, or Darrell will burn your house down.

AJWjr. August 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

And fund the recall of your democratically-elected governor.

102415 August 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

And steal your car.

OneDollarJuana August 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

Good thing I have a car alarm. What?

102415 August 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

heheheh

iburl August 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

Who doesn't have to change their name in adulthood to please the last wishes of a Transylvanian Count who died 67 years ago? Such a hassle.

bagofmice August 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

Udo Kier?

Preferred Customer August 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Mina Harker?

OhNoGuy August 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Nothing odd about that. Happens every day.
Well, at least once or twice a week.
For X-Goldman Sachs employees.

x111e7thst August 19, 2011 at 10:04 am

A pile of shit by any other name still stinks.

Chillwaver August 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

Yet another wingnut Twilight fapper who went from Team Goldman to Team Boehner.

SorosBot August 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

He's just a sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania.

Terry August 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

Naw, more of a Riff Raff type.

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Let's do the Time Warp again.

Fare la Volpe August 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

Bah, I already saw this episode of Mystery Science Theater.

OneYieldRegular August 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

A woman's purse. A man, murdered. Flag on the moon.

Fawkdifiknow August 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

Changed his name from Simonyi to Haller? What kind of name is that? I'm still trying to figure out if it's the wops who should be offended.

donner_froh August 19, 2011 at 10:07 am

Well, as it turns out, the story on Mr. Haller isn’t so scandalous after all.

Haller/Simonyi doesn't even move the needle on the outrage meter. We are a nation unwilling to tax the wealthy and willing to let widows and orphans starve in the gutter.

BeWoot August 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

My outrage needle is moving. I'm outraged at the Times for being so credulous. And when did they hire Timmy Geithner to play reporter, anyway?

Beowoof August 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

Someone from Goldman Sachs lying about his background, I am shocked, shocked I tell you.

prommie August 19, 2011 at 11:00 am

Round up the usual suspects.

Beowoof August 19, 2011 at 10:09 am

Count Douchebag seems to be an unusual name change.

DaRooster August 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

Not among the Douches.

crybabyboehner August 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

Can't we just call him Mr. Vamiresquid?

forgracie August 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

"When they looked from pig to man and man to pig, they realized they couldn't tell the difference between the two." George Orwell.

Preferred Customer August 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

Pig Libel! George Orwell also changed his name…

weejee August 19, 2011 at 10:12 am

This is VP from Goldman Sucks, and Darrell does too. So why are we surprised?

BTW is Peter related to Charles Simonyi, the former Microserf who was head honcho for their Orifice division?

MozakiBlocks August 19, 2011 at 10:42 am

Well according to wikipedia, Chuck used to date Martha Stewart but married a woman 32 yrs younger than him and spends most of his time either on his 233-foot yacht or going into space courtesy of Space Adventures.

Somebody who is more awake than I am this morning can take the snark from there.

baconzgood August 19, 2011 at 10:13 am

To honor my grandfather's dying wishes I would respectfully request you all to cease calling Baconzgood and begin to call me by my new name. Slappy Throat-Punch McAwsomness!

DaRooster August 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

On rye.

Oblios_Cap August 19, 2011 at 10:45 am

You got it, ST-PMcA.

OneYieldRegular August 19, 2011 at 12:18 pm

No joke – in Northern California I actually once met a guy who'd changed his name to Gnarly Wicked Awesome.

OhNoGuy August 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

What did he call his hedge fund?

Lascauxcaveman August 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Was granpa by any chance from the Throat-Punches of southern Ontario? If so, Howdy, Cousin!

flamingpdog August 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Change yer name all ya want, but in my book, baconz still good. *Yum!*

baconzgood August 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

touche

Indiepalin August 19, 2011 at 10:13 am

Grandma's last request was for me to change my name to Michele Porkmann (R) (Knucklehead)

Terry August 19, 2011 at 10:19 am

Sure, we believe you, Peter. In 2008, you SUDDENLY were overwhelmed with the urge to carry through a promise made before 1944. It makes total sense. Unless……..did Grandpa start haunting you to keep the promise?

BornInATrailer August 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

ONE corrupt politician! Ah-ah-ah!
TWO corrupt politicians! Ah-ah-ah!

freakishlywrong August 19, 2011 at 10:21 am

How's that corrupty/fraudy thing workin' out for ya, Congressional oversight committee?

Mumbletypeg August 19, 2011 at 10:26 am
freakishlywrong August 19, 2011 at 10:44 am

Looks like Chuckles is going to throw SEC under the bus. I breathlessly await his tweet.

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Yeah, they were discussing this on All Things Considered yesterday. Seems the SEC has destroyed about 20 years of allegations that may or may not have been investigated.

OhNoGuy August 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Would someone pour Charlie a tall, cool glass of ethanol?
I understand that's a cure for hypocrisy.

baconzgood August 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

Oversight does not mean Overlook Mr. Congressman.

Nothingisamiss August 19, 2011 at 10:25 am

Ok, it's hard (nay, impossible) for us to be shocked. But the fucking NYT—which I have loved—should bother with some outrage. For fuck's sake….Isn't there some sense at any large news organization that WE ARE FUCKED if even they don't give a shit?

V572 T-Blow August 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

NYT is scoffing for the same reason people inside the Beltway aren't worried about 9 percent unemployment: not their problem.

arihaya August 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

this is really sounds like some episode of the Twilight Zone

JoshuaNorton August 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

Politics, vampires, witches, shape shifters. The repugs are starting to sound an episode of "True Blood".

SorosBot August 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

Except without the nudity. At least I hope there's no nudity from that crowd…

mog253 August 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

They should be so lucky.

Oblios_Cap August 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

My Old Grandpappy's dying wish was to change my last name back to "Walton" and claim my share of the family fortune.

AJWjr. August 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

John Boy?

Texan_Bulldog August 19, 2011 at 10:52 am

Count Chocula libel!!1!!

Doktor Zoom August 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

The real surprise that his father secretly named him Major Major Major.

occams8ball August 19, 2011 at 11:04 am

Like staff Sargent Moran, his name brought him glory and destruction.

metamarcisf August 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

I see everything twice!

Ruhe August 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

"I have named him Haller, according to your wishes."

James Michael Curley August 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

Who will never be promoted to Lt. Col. as long as ex-PFC Wintergreen has anything to do about it.

Negropolis August 20, 2011 at 12:23 am

Thank the FSM, but one of my cousins decided against her original intent to name her son "Mister".

edconley7 August 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

I change my name every time I take a new job. Doesn't everyone ?

weejee August 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

OT,

Former Wonker Editor Alex Pareene has a bit on the Rethug prez candidates wanting to pound an oak stake into the heart of science. What? What? Can you believe that? What total nonsense!!!1! The Repubes just want us to rapture with Jeebus.

flamingpdog August 19, 2011 at 1:42 pm

None of the Rethug prez candidates are in the Bible, so I don't believe in them, either.

neiltheblaze August 19, 2011 at 11:23 am

Shorter New York Times: "The government and Wall Street are filled to the brim with charlatans, grifters, and con-men. So because it's no surprise any more, that means it's unsophisticated to be outraged."

From the Paper of Record that brought you Judy Miller, everybody!!!

prommie August 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

Do you mean that in United States, media is controlled by government and used to propagandize the workers? Comrade, say it ain't so!

neiltheblaze August 19, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Controlled by the government? I'm not sure about that – let's just say they're "cooperative". OK – they're in bed together and scrubbing like bunnies.

prommie August 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Ah! So newspapers are not controlled by government, instead, both government and newspapers are controlled by corporate oligarchy! Is all making sense now. This was premise of old TV show, we see on betamax, is called Max Headroom, you know of this show, yes?

Tundra Grifter August 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

There is a Federal regulation titled "The Home Owners' Protection Act." Back in the day, it required Federally-regulated lenders to not loan money to borrowers who couldn't pay it back.

Today, the Act requires lenders who put private mortgage insurance on home loans to take it off with a history of prompt payments and a combination of increased home value (joke!) and principal paydown (double joke!).

Now, there's nothing wrong with making lenders remove PMI. But that isn't quite the protection furnished by the original terms of the Act. This whole GNoP de-regulation thing just doesn't work out very well – starting with St. Ronnie Reagan and the savings & loan financial debacle.

prommie August 19, 2011 at 11:40 am

PMI is expensive, keeping it on unnecessarily is a way to gouge the consumer. The lender isn't paying for it, and I would presume that the lender would prefer that there is PMI on all its mortgages, why wouldn't it? So, I don't get how this regulation you speak of isn't anything but a consumer-borrower protection measure? Especially since it occurs long after the initial underwriting decision of whether to approve the loan or not. The majority of defaults occur pretty soon into a mortgage, even if there really isn't much change in the LTV, a history of prompt payment is a very legitimate reason to view the loan as less risky.

Tundra Grifter August 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm

prommie: First- or early-payment defaults are almost always fraud on the part of the borrower. I don't agree that's the majority – although it does happen. And I said there't nothing wrong with demanding a lender remove unncessary PMI.

But that is a far cry from keeping the law that banks can't loan money to people who can't pay it back. Keeping – and enforcing – that single regulation would have greatly reduced the sub-prime disaster. Not avoided it, because so much of the predatory lending that brought it on wasn't by Federally-regulated lenders. I do believe it would have significantly reduced the negative impact.

subsum August 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

What a cunt… Darrell Issa, that is.

genxr August 19, 2011 at 11:40 am

"I was merely honoring a long standing request to stop using the family name, given that my lifetime career as a leech on society brings shame and dishonor to whatever name I use."

The Count then went back to work, "One subprime mortgage-backed security, TWO subprime mortgage-backed securities. Ha ha ha ha!"

chicken_thief August 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

By itself, this news would be depressing, but coupled with the news that Cantor is getting max contributions from a bank where his wife, chair of the board of a retirement fund, parks the funds cash is just too much. Shots, anyone?

johnnyzhivago August 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Shots??? Thinking more about bottles…

flamingpdog August 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Shots, yes. Alcohol, no. Where's Neilist when you need him?

proudgrampa August 19, 2011 at 11:58 am

Fucking Goldamn Sachs.

johnnyzhivago August 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I wonder where he stands on Vampire-Woman marriage?

MMathS August 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Kirsten,

Thank you for leaving us the easy vampire jokes.

Yours truly,

MMathS

DemonicRage August 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Why the need to find a slicker name? The ultimate Washington Insider got far, allowing his Master to call him "Turd Blossom."

horsedreamer_1 August 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I think this fellow would have been on the Contra side, yes.

Come here a minute August 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

It worked for Stalin.

Anthr_DCLwyr3d August 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Wait, so is he Dracula or what? I'm confused.

owhatever August 19, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Oh, c'mon. This name change is like a ripe pimple on his forehead, and time has come to give it a sharp squeeze and see what pops out.

Nostrildamus August 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Needs more torch-bearing village mobs.

GOPCrusher August 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I thought Darell Issa was going to be investigating important stuff like Obama's Birf Certificate and school records?

mavenmaven August 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

People do realize that Admiral Horthy was the Nazi puppet in Hungary?
This is a Godwin Rule set up.

prommie August 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Is this guy related to one of George H.W. Bush's Nazis? HW was all mobbed up with the Nazis through his father and uncle and Brown Brothers Harriman, in his first campaign, 1979, I beleive that it even made the press, he had something like a half-dozen genuine old Nazis working on his campaign, he had to pretend to fire them. HW's father was a huge proponent of eugenics, sterilization and birth control used to control the population of undesireables, so they had a lot of common interests with the Nazis.

ShaveTheWhales August 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

So what was the promise made in 1944? When you go to work for a government, use a fake name?

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi August 19, 2011 at 2:48 pm

… he is very good at what he does …

jdoleman August 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Exiled on this story with lots of detail
http://wonkette.com/451571/former-goldman-vp-got-

ttommyunger August 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I've seen this guy's picture. No matter what he calls himself, the first thing you think of when you see him has got to be "Douchebag".

zhubajie August 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

"worked for Miklós Horthy"

= worked for Hitler.

BZ1 August 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

Haller, as in down home, pig calls?

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