Ex-pol faces calls to pick between bailout panel and corporate board


A Washington ethics watchdog wants former Sen. John E. Sununu to choose between his position on the congressional panel charged with overseeing the government's $700 billion bailout program and his seat on the board of a company with close ties to the bank hired to manage the funds.

"It's a huge conflict of interest, and he can do one or the other, but not both," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. "It's entirely inappropriate and he should resign from one immediately."