Pete Campbell: I have to bring this up to you. Only because I believe if I kept it from you in the end it would be damaging to Sterling Cooper. It has come to my attention, completely by accident, that Donald Draper here is not who he says he is. His real name is Dick Whitman, but Dick Whitman died in Korea ten years ago. It stands to reason that he is a deserter at the very least and who knows what else.
Bertram Cooper: Mr. Campbell, who cares?
Pete Campbell: What?
Bertram Cooper: Who cares?
Pete Campbell: Mr. Cooper, he's a fraud and a liar. A criminal, even.
Bertram Cooper: Even if this were true, who cares? This country was built and run by men with worse stories than whatever you've imagined here.
Pete Campbell: I'm not imagining anything.
Bertram Cooper: The Japanese have a saying: A man is whatever room he is in, and right now Donald Draper is in this room. I assure you, there's more profit in forgetting this. I'd put your energy into bringing in accounts. Don, fire him if you want. But I'd keep an eye on him. One never knows how loyalty is born.
Pete Campbell: Why can't you give me what I want? I've earned this job. I deserve it.
Don Draper: Why? Because your parents are rich? Because you went to prep school and have a $5 haircut? You've been given everything. You've never worked for anything in your life.