Friday, April 13, 2007

Paul Wolfowitz In A Little Trouble

One of Bush's former top advisers, neo-con Paul Wolfowitz is in trouble for nepotism. It turns out that he really thinks his girlfriend is qualified for promotions and pay raises, but doesn't think it is a conflict of interest for him to promote her.
The World Bank's board of directors adjourned a meeting on Friday over the promotion by bank President Paul Wolfowitz of his girlfriend, Shaha Riza, saying it would move quickly to decide how to proceed.

In a statement, the board said it found that Wolfowitz signed off on Riza's promotion and salary increase without a review by an ethics committee nor the board's chairman. The promotion came shortly after he joined the institution in 2005.

"The executive directors will move expeditiously to reach a conclusion on possible actions to take," the board said.

For those who watched Fahrenheit 9/11, you might remember this little bit of preening from Wolfie.