Friday, April 13, 2007

bush's Bungling Banker . . . .

So, the same guy we posted about here and here finds himself in hot water again. What a pity.

By way of TruthOut:

Bank Staff Asks Wolfowitz to Resign
By Jeannine Aversa
The Associated Press -
Thursday 12 April 2007

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz acknowledged Thursday that he erred in helping a close female friend get transferred to a high-paying job, and said he was sorry.

His apology didn't ease concerns among the bank's staff association, which wants him to resign.

The growing controversy has overshadowed major development meetings this weekend and is raising fresh questions about whether Wolfowitz will stay on the job. The White House, however, expressed confidence in the embattled bank president.

At issue are the generous compensation and pay raises of a bank employee, Shaha Riza, who has dated Wolfowitz. She was given an assignment at the State Department in September 2005, shortly after he became bank president.

There's the added dimension of a cheney connection according to today's New York Times, as the girlfriend's immediate superior was elizabeth cheney, dickhead's daughter. According to CNN this morning, the World Bank's board of directors adjourned a meeting today over the matter, saying it would move quickly to decide how to proceed.

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Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz meets with Ahmed Ibrhahan, Iraqi senior deputy minister of the interior, center, and Capt. Jeff Royer, 233rd Military Police Company, Illinois National Guard, during the deputy secretary's visit to the al-Jadeeda Police Station in Baghdad, Iraq, Oct. 26. Wolfowitz praised the courage and commitment of Iraqi people defying what he calls the "bitter-enders" of the Saddam Hussein regime and moving their country toward democracy. Photo by Donna Miles

We all remember wolfowitz and his role as head cheerleader for initiating bush's Iraq war debacle. If nothing else, he is continuing the grand tradition of this administration which is:

Support and promote those individuals that are outwardly competent and "morally right" but, in fact, are basically swine feeding at the public trough . . . .

**Updates to this post here, here and here. (It looks like there's going to be enough information on this topic for a blog of it's own!)

These people really do have no shame . . . . "Oink, Oink!"

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