Talk:Hazel R. O'Leary

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Why is she called "the Honorable?"[edit]

I don't see any reason why she should be called "the Honorable." Judges are called "the Honorable." Was she ever a judge? GhostofSuperslum 12:28, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

The Honourable explained that just about anyone inside of the federal government may be called "the Honorable." Even unimportant people such as Hazel R. O'Leary may be called "the Honorable" in the United States. I may change my UserName in Wikipedia now; to theHonorable. GhostofSuperslum 12:39, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
I suspect that, certainly, after exiting as an employee of the federal government, "the Honorable" Hazel R. O'Leary lost her entitlement to be called "the Honorable." The descriptive probably applies to people who are currently federal employees, not to has-beens. Would someone please clarify the conditions? Thank you in advance. theHonorable (perhaps?) GhostofSuperslum 13:56, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
By the way, she is called "the Honorable" at Fisk University, not at this page. theHonorable excellency GhostofSuperslum 15:50, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Libel?[edit]

I removed a statement that implied Ms. O'Leary was involved with the theft of nuclear secrets. I don't think backhanded insults like that belong.

A few other weasel wordings bother me. For instance,

During her term as Secretary of Energy, she was often accused of travelling too frequently and spending lavishly on her accommodations. She apologized to Congressional committees in 1996 for spending which exceeded limits on the funds appropriated for travel and resigned in January 1997.

These seem fine (but would be better off if they were sourced). On the other hand,

Some also made the accusation that these trips, which according to a GAO report sometimes paid expenses for businessmen, were used to pay back Democratic Party contributors.

is another jibe. "Some also made the accusation ... ." Who? Cite a source for an inflammatory statement like that.

And who "later revealed that ... Johnny Chung claimed ..."? Please, please, cite a source and copy a quote. "It was later revealed that ... the donations were "extraordinarily suspicious"." This is another statement that begs for a source.

Lunch 17:07, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Fisk University "in the black"?[edit]

I question this statement in light of recent news that Fisk is fighting for the right to dispose of a valuable art collection in order to raise funds. http://www.tennessean.com/article/20100910/NEWS03/100910024/AG-unveils-plan-to-keep-Fisk-art-in-Nashville?plckFindCommentKey=CommentKey:b6289548-afd5-4a64-adf2-5f5c3a9aef93 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.180.241.73 (talk) 21:39, 13 September 2010 (UTC)