Feeding the Beast

Two Treasury officals turn in their resignations

Attention, Washington pundits: Those of you who bet that Whitewater would sink three top Treasury officials before you had to write your annual thumb-suckers about Why Presidents Need Summer Vacations lost last week. Treasury chief of staff Joshua Steiner -- ridiculed for questioning the accuracy of his own diary during the Senate hearings on Whitewater three weeks ago -- seemed safe for now. "He's being handled in juvenile court," sneered a congressional G.O.P. staffer discussing the youthful Steiner. "I find it disturbing that he's not being tried as an adult."

The two adults, however, dutifully fell on their sword. On Wednesday,...

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