Wolfowitz Resignation Seems Imminent
Paul Wolfowitz' tenure as President of the World Bank grows shorter each day.
The latest is that a deal is in the works, whereby he resigns and the U.S. gets to pick his replacement.
The Europeans worked to arrange a quick exit for Mr. Wolfowitz as a special bank committee concluded that he was guilty of breaking rules barring conflicts of interest in arranging for a pay raise and promotion for Shaha Ali Riza, his companion and a bank employee, in 2005.
Wolfowitz was told of the committee's finding Sunday night.
Then there's the sudden resignation of his top aide:
In another sign of Mr. Wolfowitz’s difficulties, his top communications aide, Kevin Kellems, resigned Monday, saying that “the current environment surrounding the leadership” at the bank made it “very difficult to be effective in helping to advance the mission of the institution.”
Mr. Kellems said in a statement that he had “tremendous respect and admiration” for the bank’s staff but made no mention of Mr. Wolfowitz, with whom he had a close association when the bank president was deputy secretary of defense.
I'd bet he doesn't last the week.
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