Tuesday, January 13, 2004

The Paul O'Neill Fall-Out

Paul Krugman in the New York Times writes today about how the accusers of the Bush administration are beginning to be on the whole from a much better class of citizen ... former Secretary of the Treasury and all-around rich guy Paul O'Neill, for example. The Bush administration immediately opened up an investigation on hapless O'Neill after Sunday night's 60 Minutes broadcast: Krugman writes:

"So far administration officials have attacked Mr. O'Neill's character but haven't refuted any of his facts. They have, however, already opened an investigation into how a picture of a possibly classified document appeared during Mr. O'Neill's TV interview. This alacrity stands in sharp contrast with their evident lack of concern when a senior administration official, still unknown, blew the cover of a C.I.A. operative because her husband had revealed some politically inconvenient facts."

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