Pete Campbell trades on his willingness to do these acts, just like a criminal. All you have to do is be willing to stab someone in the eye with a fork and you’re super-valuable to your mafia cohorts.
Vincent Kartheiser: You’re the guy willing to pay the punishment. If you’re the guy willing to get arrested and go to jail for 20 years, you can have the job. That’s what Pete Campbell has to offer. He doesn’t have a lot to offer except he’ll do what those other guys won’t.