Only about a month ago, President Clinton nominated Bobby Ray Inman to be % Secretary of Defense. Here's what people were saying about him then:
Representative Ronald Dellums (Democrat, California), House Armed Services Committee chairman: "A very clear and brilliant thinker."
Senator Robert Dole (Republican, Kansas): "A very good person for the job."
Lawrence Korb a Reagan-era Pentagon official: "One of the smartest people I've ever met, and one of the neatest too. He'll make the trains run on time."
Senator John McCain (Republican, Arizona): "The best-qualified man I know and probably the most brilliant military officer I have known."