Speculation has been rampant over why President Bush gave the boot to Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill. We are told that O’Neill had to go because his shoot-from-the-hip remarks antagonized key members of Congress and the powers that be on Wall Street. Others speculated that the blood-letting was more show than go and was undertaken as part of Bush’s 2004 reelection strategy meant to show that he is, after all, concerned about the economy.
Henry Kissinger’s abrupt resignation from the panel assigned to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks was greeted by families of the over 3,000 victims who died. But even so they expressed anger that he put his clients’ secrecy ahead of uncovering truth in the worst terrrorist attack in U.S. history.