Skip to main content

View Diary: Jan Schakowsky on the PBS NewsHour (153 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Rose knows who butters his bread. (5+ / 0-)

    He's the 'elites' go-to messaging guy, nonpareil.
    Either for a pre-scandal/collapse public inoculation, or a post- sympathy shot.

    Case in point: Maurice Raymond "Hank" Greenberg, former chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG) got (at least) a fawning hour from Charlie a while back ('05?), one of many of his ilk so accommodated.

    Rise and fall at AIG
    In 1962, Greenberg was named by AIG's founder, Cornelius Vander Starr, as the head of AIG's failing North American holdings. In 1968, Starr picked Greenberg as his successor. Greenberg held the position until 2005, when he stepped down amid a major accounting scandal and was replaced by Martin J. Sullivan. He was subsequently the subject of New York State civil charges which are still unresolved.[2]...Greenberg was both a social friend and client of Henry Kissinger, utilising his consultancy, Kissinger Associates, for advice and operations in a number of countries, particularly in Asia. In 1987 he appointed Kissinger as chairman of AIG's International Advisory Board.[4]

    He is married and has four children. He is the father of Jeffrey W. Greenberg, former chairman and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) before he was ousted, and of Evan G. Greenberg, president and CEO of ACE Limited. Together, he and his sons controlled a major portion of the insurance industry.

    Hmmmm....notionals and derivatives, anybody?

    Republicans: "Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your National Debt, and blame 'The One' "

    by Bluefin on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 11:51:41 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (177)
  • Community (71)
  • Civil Rights (50)
  • Baltimore (44)
  • Elections (39)
  • Culture (38)
  • Bernie Sanders (36)
  • Economy (33)
  • Texas (32)
  • Law (31)
  • 2016 (28)
  • Labor (27)
  • Environment (27)
  • Hillary Clinton (26)
  • Education (23)
  • Rescued (22)
  • Freddie Gray (21)
  • Politics (21)
  • Barack Obama (21)
  • Media (20)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site