Hope you took your blood pressure pills this morning. Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi tells a tale about the former head of Bear Stearns' mortgage-backed securities operations and current Goldman Sachs exec Jeffrey Verschleiser, who also happens to have rented out an entire Aspen hotel for 5 days this weekend for his daughter's bat mitzvah.
If there was ever a news story that crystalized the moral dementia of modern Wall Street in one little vignette, this is it.
Newspapers in Colorado today are reporting that the elegant Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, will be closed to the public from today through Monday at noon.
Why? Because a local squire has apparently decided to rent out all 94 rooms of the hotel for three-plus days for his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.
The hotel’s general manager, Tony DiLucia, would say only that the party was being thrown by a "nice family," but newspapers are now reporting that the Daddy of the lucky little gal is one Jeffrey Verschleiser, currently an executive with Goldman, Sachs.