You don't know crisis management until you've had to deal with Clinton administration animosity (Janet Reno in particular), a botched investigation of nuclear weapons scientist
Wen Ho Lee and the arrest of one of your top employees as a long-time spy. Imagine facing a list of stakeholders that includes the entire population of the United States. But
beleaguered FBI Director Louis Freeh has been there and done that - though he hasn't been particularly successful in preserving the FBI's reputation in the process. Freeh's
decision this week to step down as director two years before the end of his 10-year term comes in the wake of several major crises. The Bush administration politely maintains that
Freeh has done a stellar job leading the agency since 1993 but his resignation provides further proof that reputation makes and breaks careers.