When a company recruits a prominent government official, it's usually eager to put the word out. But Chevron took more than a month to publicly confirm that it had hired William "Jim" Haynes II, the controversial former GC of the Pentagon. Chevron officials say that they didn't make a big deal of Haynes' hiring because they didn't think it was newsworthy. Haynes, however, is very much a man in the news, drawing fire for his role in developing the Bush administration's detainee interrogation policies.
Chevron Slow to Announce Hire of Controversial Pentagon GC
April 11, 2008