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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

So, Wolfie's gonna stay and fight (cuz he's not welcome anywhere else either)

and, no doubt, hold out for more money...
ABC News is now reporting that “Paul Wolfowitz will not resign and would rather push the issue of his tenure to a vote by the World Bank board, his lawyer says.”
World Bank officials say the negotiations between the bank's board and a lawyer for World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz stalled today when the two sides could not agree on an "exit strategy" to allow Wolfowitz to "save face" over the issue of his efforts to seek a promotion and pay raise for his girlfriend at the bank.

The officials said the bank's board had hoped to accept Wolfowitz's resignation but also acknowledge that the World Bank's Ethics Committee bears "some responsibility" for giving him bad advice on the issue of his girlfriend.

Wolfowitz canceled a scheduled trip tonight to Europe, and officials said it was unlikely to be rescheduled.

German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul said yesterday, "He would do the bank and himself a great service if he resigned." The German said Wolfowitz would not be welcome at an Africa forum the bank is holding next week in Berlin should he refuse to resign.

you gotta stop and think about what the rest of the world makes of this, and you know damn well what's going through their minds... they're comparing wolfie's total intransigence to that of his fearless leader, george, and his situation to his fearless leader's other gut-ripping embarrassment, gonzo... ain't it great to be making total and complete fools out of ourselves on the world stage...?

(thanks to think progress...)

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