John Negroponte, President Bush’s choice for intelligence chief, is a multimillionaire who promised last year to sell stock in companies that have business stakes in Iraq’s reconstruction, according to his financial disclosure reports. It is unclear from two April reports, Negroponte’s most recent filings, whether he followed through on sales of General Electric and other companies helping to rebuild Iraq, where he is U.S. ambassador. The White House did not immediately comment Monday.
His last broadcast after 24 years as an anchor will be March 9, and you don’t have to be fan of Rather’s to be dismayed by the way he’s being treated as he heads for the door. Some of his CBS colleagues are volunteering that they don’t watch him, finding him boring, his delivery quirky.