posted on 01/10/2004 6:49:17 AM PST
His comments frequently had an impact on financial markets, with one remark about the low likelihood of an IMF rescue package for Brazil causing a rapid fall in the Brazilian currency.
posted on 01/10/2004 6:56:30 AM PST
Speaking about his first meeting with Mr Bush, which lasted about an hour, Mr O'Neill says: "I went in with a long list of things to talk about and, I thought, to engage [him] on.
"I was surprised it turned out me talking and the president just listening . . . It was mostly a monologue."
posted on 01/10/2004 7:06:02 AM PST
O'Neill's petulant attitude is going to reflect badly on him in the long run, and it will be his reputation that will be everlastingly tarnished, rather than his intended target of President Bush.
Very sad to behold.
posted on 01/10/2004 10:34:27 AM PST
("The evil is in plain sight")
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