Our readers responded enthusiastically yesterday to news that the Empire of Harvard MBA Doctor Marlene Krauss may be on the rocks. In particular, one comment mentioned:
"Marlene Krauss was at the Chelsea Hotel YESTERDAY. She was in the lobby with David Elder reviewing spreadsheets and other documents. From what I overheard she was unhappy that information was not being "reported up" in a timely fashion."
While Marlene's physical arrival at the Hotel came as a great shock to us (did anyone hear the trumpets?), this observer unintentionally corroborates something we've heard from multiple sources for a very long time: the rumor that David Elder -- along with BD Hotels, Tilley and now Tamasar -- have been willfully withholding information about the daily operations and profitability of the Chelsea from Harvard MBA and President of the 23rd Street Corporation Doctor Marlene Krauss. Could this indeed be true?
The rumors say specifically that Elder and his incompetent managerial Band of Brothers past and present hate dealing with Her Majesty Marlene Krauss so much that when asked by their staff if they should pass on said information to Marlene -- or copy her on emails -- that they are told, "No, Marlene doesn't need to know about that. We can handle it without her."
And, while other sources in the financial community opine that dealing with The Plumber's Daughter is "like surgery without anesthesia" (to quote one), it gives us great pause to think that Marlene's latest discovery, budding hotelier David Elder is more business savvy than the killer Krauss.
Apparently, the voices say, that David Elder is quite pleased that Marlene will not be bringing in another manager as he enjoys playing with his large staff as King of the Castle. Indeed, rumors say that Elder himself was happy with BD's ouster as well as Tilley's dubious "resignation" as he reportedly felt that they got "too much attention". (An affidavit of Glennon "Gigi" Travis confirms this as well).
We've lastly heard that David Elder and Arnold Tamasar are having a lovely honeymoon presently as Elder simply "can't get enough" of Tamasar's treacly ass-kissing and that they have mutually agreed that Elder can be the top. ("If he'll wash, Arnie will wipe").
If we were Marlene, we would intervene and look at the books ourselves. And quickly. Is there a forensic accountant in the house? -- New Kid on the Blog