The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December_6, 1994 - 7
Bentsen to resign
of 'false' remarks
Robert E. Rubin to
fill secretary post,
Clinton officials say
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Treasury Sec-
retary Lloyd Bentsen has told President
Clinton that he will resign early next
year and Clinton will tap economic
adviser Robert E. Rubin to replace him,
perhaps as early as today, Clinton ad-
ministration officials said yesterday.
Bentsen's departure will deprive
*Ie president of an experienced legisla-
tive strategist just as the White House
gears up for battle with a Republican-
controlled Congress. Rubin's move
to Treasury would thrust him from a
behind-the-scenes coordinating role,
in which he has been considered highly
effective, into a high-profile position
as the administration's most visible
spokesman on financial issues.
Rubin, a millionaire investment
anker who left his position as co-
chairman of Goldman Sachs & Co. to
head Clinton's National Economic
Council, is not expected to make any
major policy shifts. But he is unlikely
to match Bentsen's instincts for deal-
ing with Congress.
The front-runner to replace Rubin
is Deputy White House Chief of Staff
Erskine Bowles, officials said, who
*on high marks within the administra-
tion for defending Clinton's health
care plan against fierce opposition
from small business when he headed
the Small Business Administration.
And the team is likely to lose an-
otherplayer by spring. Commerce Sec-
retary Ronald H. Brown is the "leading
candidate" to be the chairman of the
Clinton re-election campaign, two se-
nior officials said yesterday. One of
those officials, who has spoken with
Brown, said such a move would likely
come in late March or April.
Bentsen, 73, who hadthepresident's
respect but whose counsel on a variety
of policy issues was often disregarded,
raised the prospect of his departure
with Clinton in September, adminis-
tration officials said. He told the presi-
dent of his intention to resign over the
weekend, according to officials.
Bentsen, whose third Senate term
would have expired this year if had not
joined the administration, will be exit-
ing on a high note, after helping Clinton
for a new global
But while at
t Treasury, the de-
partment has had
' its share ofembar-
rassment: a disas-
trous Bureau of
Bentsen and Firearms op-
eration against a
religious cult in Waco, Tex., questions
about the Secret Service's effectiveness
protecting the White House and a con-
troversy about how Treasury handled
an inquiry into a failed savings and
loan with which the president and
Hillary Rodham Clinton had busi-
Asked after a speech before large
audience at the National Press Club
yesterday whether he was stepping
down, Bentsen said: "I would say, in
paraphrasing Mark Twain, the news is
premature. I'll let you know."
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON -The Clinton
administration yesterday aggressively
seized on comments by future House
speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) to sug-
gest Republicans have engaged in a
pattern of reckless public statements
that raises questions about their ability
to govern as the majority party in Con-
White House Chief of Staff Leon E.
Panetta twice met with reporters yes-
terday to accuse Gingrich of making
"absolutely false" statements in assert-
ing on Sunday that a quarter of the
White House staff had used drugs within
four or five years of seeking their jobs.
In response to questions from Re-
publican congressmen, the White
House this year formally submitted
written information to a House sub-
committee attesting that "about 1 per-
cent" of White House job applicants
had indicated earlier drug use.
"The time has come when he has to
understand that he has to stop behaving
like an out-of-control radio talk show
host and begin behaving like the
Speaker of the House of Represent-
tives,"Panetta said of Gingrich.
. Later in a second session with re-
porters, Panetta said the White House
"cannot do business" with Gingrich if
he continues to make unfounded per-
sonal allegations. He said Gingricl's
comments and those by Sen. Jesse
Helms (R-N.C.) last month that Clinton
might need a bodyguard if he visited
North Carolina, were part of "troubling
pattern" from new Republican leaders.
"I think what's ... troubling here is
that this seems to be a pattern now.- It
started with Jesse Helms, and now it's
Newt Gingrich, in which basically there
are reckless charges made, reckless ac-
cusations that impugn people's integ
rity. No evidence. No facts. No founda-
tion,justbasically smear and innuendo."
The White House response signified
that despite talk of cooperation with the
new Republican majority, the Clinton
team intends to portray the GOP as ex-
tremists without the temperament to gov-
Future Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (right) speaks to Dick Armey (R-
Texas) on Capitol Hill yesterday.
Girl quits high school, advances to college
BOYNE CITY, Mich. (AP) -
With or without her high school di-
ploma, April Mattson is determined
to pursue a college degree. April, 17,
is skipping her senior year and has
become a full-time student at North
Central Michigan College.
"She's outgrown high school," said
April's father, Greg Barber Mattson. "I
can't imagine still being in high school,"
April said, sitting comfortably in the
college library. "It seems really mo-
Getting a high school diploma isn't
important to April. She just wants to
write and illustrate books.
"She knows what she wants," her
father said. "And she's willing to work
Even though April decided to quit
high school for college, the absence of
a diploma has caused problems with
funding and acceptance at some
schools. She is not eligible to test for a
General Education Diploma since she
is not 19 years old or in jail.
School officials have been uncom-
fortable with April's desire to skip a
step. Boyne City High School Princi-
pal Xavier Gaudard said he's con-
cerned about what criteria will be
used for students taking the step.
Without fulfilling the school
board's requirements, he cannot grant
her a diploma.
"Every year we have people who
don't graduate because of half credit,"
he said, noting a need to adhere to
Dave Munger, dean of students at
NCMC, said the college doesn't know-
ingly accept high school juniors or
seniors unless they are also taking
classes at their high schools.
"We are not in the business of steal-
ing students from high school before
their graduation," he said.
A compromise appears to have been
After looking at the options, April
has become a duo-enrolled student by
taking an art class at Boyne City High
School and classes at the college. If she
passes an equivalency test for Con-
sumers Education and transfers three
of her college credits to high school,
Guadard said she will get a diploma.
April said she sees it as a way to
avoid wasting a year because of
"They need to look at kids as indi-
viduals instead of numbers," Greg
Mattson said. "Each student is differ-
ent. There's a lot of students who by the
time they're in 11th grade, they're
bored. They've learned all the school
can teach them."
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