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.
EXCUSE ME FOLKS - have you heard the REAL story about Mr. Wolfowitz - or just what the friendly MSM is telling you?
When his name was proposed for the World Bank, Mr. Wolfowitz pointed out to the Board of Directors that his girlfriend was an employee of the agency. SHE WORKED THERE -BEFORE- HE CAME ABOARD!
He pointed this out to the Board and said he should be recused from any personnel decisions involving the woman. She had just received a promotion and a raise, all it required was the signature of the President - Mr. W. He TRIED to recuse himself - the Board said OK, it’s not fair to deprive her of her raise, so let’s transfer her to a related agency not under Mr. W’s direct supervision. This was done - in accordance with the wishes of the Board.
THEN the Board charged Mr. Wolfowitz with misusing his position. Don’t you smell a setup here?
They just didn’t want the ‘neocon’ poking around their little fiefdom.
Far too many Freepers are falling for the media’s BS. This event demonstrates MY point concisely!
When the deep purple falls
Down sleepy garden walls
And the stars start to sparkle in the sky
In the mist of memory
You come drifting back to me
Breathing my name in a sigh...
That was the nicest thing they could say about her appearance.
It was bound to happen. She was obviously using him. And he was a dope.
‘This event demonstrates MY point concisely!’
Funny, I feel the same way. And as I stated, nothing good ever comes from banging an employee.
You might note Wolfowitz is out of a job, and his girlfriend has now dumped him.
I’d say its conclusively shown I was correct last week.
Isn't that an oxymoron?
Thank goodness they didn’t reproduce...THAT would cause an international scandal of truly UGLY proportions.
Not exactly a ‘looker’ is she? He lost his job over that, and then got dumped?
Man, thats cold.
Apparently she was brilliant enough to put the "feminist" part on the sidelines at just the right time to advance her career the good old-fashioned way.
NOTE TO SELF: Dating women who self-identify as "feminists" doesn't make you liberated yourself, it just makes for another chump being used by somebody who doesn't respect you anyway.
My grandfather always said "never get your meat from the same place you get your bread..."
I’ve seen it turn out bad MANY times and good only ONCE.
Not a good track record for dating fellow employees.
I didn’t know Wolf’s GF worked there already. Like a poster said, reading the facts, it does look like a setup.
Nevertheless, he should have known he was a lightning rod and taken better precautions although it sounds like he did try.
‘Not a good track record for dating fellow employees.
I didnt know Wolfs GF worked there already. Like a poster said, reading the facts, it does look like a setup.
Nevertheless, he should have known he was a lightning rod and taken better precautions although it sounds like he did try.’
Of course it was a ‘set up’. The fact Wolfowitz didn’t see it coming isn’t a ‘positive’ its a huge Negative.
Yep, he should have ‘known better’ but that brings us back around to the primary reason you shouldn’t bang an employee...the primary reason is sex clouds your professional judgement.
He knew better, went ahead anyway, and now he doesn’t have the job, nor the GF.
Thats the bottom line, and its another display of why you don’t bang employees.
what i am really curious about is your opinion on banging fellow employees...; )
Forty years ago when I had my first supervisory job, my old Oklahoma boss told me: "Don't get your meat and potatos at the same place."
He was correct.
Sorry I’m not being clear....LOL
Good advice that stands up to the test of time very well.
"Is that wrong?"
She’s a feminist the way the Hildebeast is a feminist. You know, ride a powerful man’s coattails to the top. That kind of “feminist.”
Wolfowitz played his role stupidly. How in the world did he get the job at the World Bank then act like a dunce.
“As I noted last week, nothing good comes from banging an employee.”
True, but that’s not really why he was fired.
It usually isn’t the ‘offical reason’ in the vast majority of these types of circumstance, in my experience.
‘Poor communication skills’ is a tip off the termination is about something the employer doesn’t want to admit publicly, for example.
i have been roaring at your posts about this! i totally agree, but hearing the term BANGING AN EMPLOYEE Over and over kind of hit my funny bone!
badeye was kind of downplaying his comments in re;fellow employee banging, but it is just my hunch that he thinks it is not a good idea....; )
Glad you got a kick out of it. I’ve been in the security fielf for several decades, conducting internal and external investigations along these lines (always hated it). You’d be stunned by what you find on a covert camera in an elevator...or what you’ll find if you stroll through a ‘closed’ law firm on any given night for that matter.
I own a couple of small businesses. You have enough problems doing that without being stupid with the employees.
Besides, my wife is an excellent shot.....(chuckle)
And works as my CFO.
can we assume that she shot out one of your eyes over some indiscretion? ; ) JUST KIDDING!