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To: A.Hun
Wolfowitz worked with the World Bank on the employment conditions for his girlfriend.

You know, I have a simple view that covers both the public and private sectors:

Don't work with, or for godsake hire, your girlfriend.

It would seem a no-brainer.

8 posted on 05/20/2007 1:01:15 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: JennysCool
Don't work with, or for godsake hire, your girlfriend. It would seem a no-brainer.

I agree 100%. It doesn't warrant him stepping down, but the old adage "never mix business with pleasure" certainly applies!

10 posted on 05/20/2007 1:05:08 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: JennysCool

He didn’t hire his girlfriend. When he was made President of the Worldbank, she was already working there for years. She was entitled to a pay raise, which he had to sign. He didn’t want to (conflict of interest), but the commies in the bank assured him to do so, by saying there would be no problem. He was naive enough to follow them, and got caught in their trap.


12 posted on 05/20/2007 1:07:28 PM PDT by SolidWood (Save America: Thompson/Hunter 2008)
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To: JennysCool
Don't work with, or for godsake hire, your girlfriend.

Thou shalt not dip thy pen into company ink.

14 posted on 05/20/2007 1:09:38 PM PDT by surely_you_jest (I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers)
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To: JennysCool
You know, I have a simple view that covers both the public and private sectors:

Here's my view - be quiet until you've read enough to know what you are talking about.

Paul Wolfowitz did not hire his girlfriend. He worked with the ethics committee to move her out of his chain of command, and actually moved her to a job outside the World Bank. Her raise was in part overdue and in part an apology due to being moved into a dead-end job.

The real lesson here is to not trust international desk-jockeys when it's going to be your job to clean out the corrupt desk-jockeys, or trust a Bush to stand behind you.

25 posted on 05/20/2007 2:39:56 PM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard work to be cynical enough in this age)
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