Evidently John Snow was pushed out because he wasn't saying the economy was doing well very often.
And the "official story" was that he, er, uh...did a good job?
By many metrics, Snow's three-year term at Treasury should be rated a success.
Since he joined Treasury in February 2003, the economy has been on steady footing, averaging about a 3.7% growth rate in gross domestic product over that time.
In addition, Snow never faced a dramatic standoff with currency markets, with the dollar remaining fairly constant after a sharp run up in the Clinton years and a decline in the first two years of the Bush administration.
Check the Euro lately, dudes?