IT WAS just after 10am on Tuesday, while Kristina Keneally was appearing on 2UE, that the idea of sacking the Roads and Traffic Authority chief, Michael Bushby, appeared to enter the Premier’s head.Steve Liebmann, that smiling former Today show host, went for the jugular as he questioned the Premier about the debacle that left hundreds stranded on the F3 for up to 12 hours after a truck accident.”Are you going to sack anyone today? Have you called [the Transport Minister] David Campbell into your office today and said, ‘You’re gone,’ or the head of the RTA and said, ‘Your head’s rolling’?” Liebmann asked.Keneally replied she was ”absolutely serious” about what happened on the F3. ”This is simply hours of people’s lives they won’t get back … I have spoken directly to the CEO of the RTA today.”Asked if she was going to sack him, she said: ”I am not going to rush to some sort of snap judgment … I want the facts. I’ve said to him I want that as quickly as possible.”Finally, Liebmann reinforced the message: ”And heads will roll if you’re not satisfied. Give the people of NSW that guarantee?”Keneally replied: ”There is no need for anyone to think that I would hesitate to take direct action … I am that angry about it.”The Premier then came out of the interview and told her staff about when she had been eight months pregnant and had been stuck in a US traffic jam for eight hours in a snowstorm with her husband, Ben, with just one bottle of water and some brownies between them. She remembered how furious that had made her.By 11pm on Tuesday Bushby had been stood down. His main crime? He had refused to tell the head of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Brendan O’Reilly, or Campbell, on Tuesday night who in the RTA was responsible.One senior government source said last night: ”[We thought] you are either covering for someone or … yourself or just being unco-operative.”The former police commissioner Ken Moroney was appointed yesterday to be in charge of an inquiry into the debacle.It will involve support for Moroney from the Department of Premier and Cabinet. It will also decide whether Bushby gets his job back.For Campbell, it was another let-off. Bushby took the fall instead, for not dobbing in his underlings.