This belongs in Business board or news, not the lounge.
The board did lie when they said they approach the search for a new CEO with an open mind. Eisner spent too much time becoming a dictator, creating a hand-selected board, and gaining total control of the company, to possible let the CEO position go to anyone but his hand-picked sucessor.
Roy has had more than his share of screw-ups and would be no better as CEO or chairman of the board.
Sack them all. Get an entirely new board (with ties to neither Roy or Eisner) and a new CEO from outside Eisner's "inner circle". Freah blood for a fresh prespective.