When the public turns on public figures

Christian Science Monitor
by Daniel Schorr

04/20/07

What do Alberto Gonzales, Paul Wolfowitz, Don Imus, and Michael Nifong have in common? All of them are currently in trouble, their futures clouded because their natural constituencies turned on them. Attorney General Gonzales has testified that he is sorry about the mistakes he made in the course of firing eight US attorneys, and that he has nothing to hide about the procedure used. But the Justice Department has a lot of other things to answer for in sanctioning surveillance and wiretapping. World Bank president, Paul Wolfowitz, one of the chief architects of the Iraq invasion, has been obliged to explain about placing his girlfriend in a well-paid State Department job. Mr. Wolfowitz says he will not resign. But, girlfriend aside, Wolfowitz has been the target of staff and board members of the bank unhappy about his management and some of his decisions on lending...

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