At least a few public figures try to operate on the straight-and-narrow. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google CEO Eric Schmidt has resigned his position on Apple's board, a position he's held since August 2006. According to a statement put out by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Google had entered "more of Apple's core businesses, with Android and now Chrome OS," and that as such, Schmidt would "have to recuse himself from even larger portions of our meetings due to potential conflicts of interest." Jobs called Schmidt an "excellent" board member. Schmidt's role wasn't under the radar of suspicions, however. As the Journal reports, back in May, Schmidt decided to stay on Apple's board "despite reports of a federal inquiry into whether board ties between the companies violate antitrust laws."