Skip to comments.Wolfowitz and Gal Pal Split Up
Posted on 05/23/2007 9:58:06 AM PDT by mngran
PAUL Wolfowitz has really had a bad couple of weeks. He not only lost his job, he lost his girlfriend, too.
Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war, was pushed out as president of the World Bank over a controversial pay and promotion package he arranged for his brunette girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza. Sources say Riza, a brilliant feminist with a promising diplomatic career, was upset by all the publicity and the implication that she was getting ahead with the help of a powerful man. "She was furious about the embarrassment," said one source.
Last week, Wolfowitz bowed to mounting pressure over the cronyism scandal, agreeing to step down June 30. The announcement came nine months after Page Six first revealed how he'd ruffled the feathers of World Bank employees by dating, and then promoting, the Tunisian divorcée, who managed the bank's External Relations and Outreach for the Middle East and North Africa Region.
After Wolfowitz joined the World Bank, Ali Riza was first transferred to a joint World Bank/U.S. Agency for International Development multinational investment project, and then to work on the bank's South American interests.
"Apparently she never asked for a promotion and liked her old job," our source said.
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As I noted last week, nothing good comes from banging an employee.
Wolfie lost his job, and the woman.
I love it when events demonstrate my point concisely.
Brunette girlfriend? Does he have a blonde and a redhead on the side too?
She could have split before all the fun started. I’m supposing that he lost his voodoo then she lost him. Hiding behind a powerful man, right.
It’s such a basic, fundamental rule of life: don’t sh*t where you eat. Wolfie, yer a putz, and you’ve proven it more than once, now. I don’t know, he strikes me as the kind of guy that would get along great in any politburo.
The Wolfman was taken down by Muslim.
They are prolly partying in the West Bank tonight.
‘Its such a basic, fundamental rule of life: dont sh*t where you eat. Wolfie, yer a putz, and youve proven it more than once, now. I dont know, he strikes me as the kind of guy that would get along great in any politburo.’
Yes, it is a ‘fundemental rule’. I was flamed here in the forum last week for noting its stupid, using the same basic post above.
‘Keep your indiscretions 100 miles from the flag pole’ was somethign I learned in the service, it applies to civilian life as well.
Never get your meat where you get your bread.
Or, as we used to say, "Don't stick your p&t&r in the payroll."
I met my wife when we both worked for the same company. We didn’t start dating until AFTER I left the company. I’ve seen things go bad too many times even when the couples are peers. It’s really bad when the boss is dating his administrative assistant!
“Sources say Riza, a brilliant feminist with a promising diplomatic career, was upset by all the publicity and the implication that she was getting ahead with the help of a powerful man.”
He was forced to resign because he arranged all kinds of goodies for her and she has the nerve to be “upset”. What a brilliant feminist she is, sleeping with the boss to get ahead then whining when she gets caught...
Just too funny.
..."NEVER dip your pen in company ink!"
Is Wolfie’s girl running at Belmont?
I guess he is no longer of any use to her.
Another good one!
This “girlfriend” is in her fifties, has a degree from Oxford and speaks five languages. Monica Lewinsky she is not.
I met my wife while working for what used to be called ‘The Welfare Department’ back in the early 1980’s, but we didn’t ‘work together’. She was in IS, I was in Security.
big difference between dating a co-worker you don’t supervise, or aren’t in a position to eval or promote, and this.
I’m amazed at how many don’t ‘get it’ like you and I.
As I said at the time, never put your meat where your bread and butter is.
Yep. He knew better, or should have at his age.