Latest Lowdown On Louse Wolfowitz, World Bank
Robber Boss ...
Awrh, well. Whatever.
Here you can read a little of the latest lowdown on the louse.
Two years ago, Wolfowitz, former U.S. deputy Defense secretary, became president of the World Bank.
His significant other, Shaha Riza, was a senior official there. To comply with the bank's strict nepotism rules, he had her transferred to a temporary job at the State Department.
This, of course, made Riza an innocent victim - not an uncommon occurrence where such rules are too rigid. But then Wolfowitz overcompensated.
He ensured that she would be guaranteed promotions, automatic evaluations of "outstanding" and raises worth more than $200,000 over five years, way more than if she had stayed at the bank.
"I made a mistake, for which I am sorry," Wolfowitz now says, adding
that "in the larger scheme of things, we have much more important work to focus on."
But the work and the mistake aren't quite so easily separated. Since taking over at the bank, Wolfowitz has been on an anti-corruption crusade.
By handling his companion's deal as he did - she is said to make $193,590 a year, more than her ultimate boss, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
We wonder why anyone in the world would want to allow a sleazy, weasel like Wolfowitz to
rob run the World Bank?
What a class act, eh?
Nice work if you can get it, eh?