Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wolfowitz In Hot Water At World Bank

Earlier in the week, I voiced some concerns about Paul Wolfowitz's recent actions at the World Bank and BC expressed his shock to learn that Wolfowitz actually had a significant other to shower favors on. Now it looks like the World Bank's Board of Directors are not too happy either to learn that Wolfowitz set up a job for his girlfriend at the State Department, earning a salary that is higher than Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.
Paul Wolfowitz, the president of the World Bank apologized today for his role in arranging a highly paid job at the State Department for a woman with whom he has a personal relationship...

But the World Bank’s staff association said today that Mr. Wolfowitz had “compromised the integrity and effectiveness” of the bank and “destroyed the staff’s trust in his leadership,” and so should resign, The A.P. said...

But the transfer — and Ms. Riza’s salary, which the Government Accountability Project, an independent watchdog group, said is $193,500, about $10,000 more than Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice's - only fueled more resentment among bank employees.

5 Comments:

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Ew.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

What? Wolfowitz isn't trustworthy?


Watch Condi get a raise, now. Perfect.

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger ohdave said...

Who coulda seen that one coming?!

 
At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta love that Wolfowitz Perhaps he takes the drug Ethic-Eze so he can sleep at night:

http://cantankerousconsultant.blogspot.com/2007/04/wolfowitz-seeks-medical-solution-to.html

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Rich said...

Oh, but the best part is what she did in return for nearly $200,000 (Besides being Wolfowitz's lover, of course) She held a logo contest and read some proposals! Ooh, and her one-person department was charged with disbursing $37 million in, I guess just straight grant money.

 

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