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Wolfowitz and Gal Pal Split Up
New York Post ^ | May 23, 2007 | Richard Johnson

Posted on 05/23/2007 9:58:06 AM PDT by mngran

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1 posted on 05/23/2007 9:58:08 AM PDT by mngran
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To: mngran

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.


2 posted on 05/23/2007 9:59:55 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: mngran
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.

Brunette girlfriend? Does he have a blonde and a redhead on the side too?

3 posted on 05/23/2007 10:02:13 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: mngran

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.


4 posted on 05/23/2007 10:02:40 AM PDT by Thebaddog (My dogs are tired)
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To: Badeye

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.


5 posted on 05/23/2007 10:02:50 AM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: mngran

The Wolfman was taken down by Muslim.

They are prolly partying in the West Bank tonight.


6 posted on 05/23/2007 10:04:23 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Fence first! We can discuss the rest later.)
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To: Huck

‘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.’

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.


7 posted on 05/23/2007 10:04:55 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Badeye

Never get your meat where you get your bread.


8 posted on 05/23/2007 10:05:07 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Badeye
As I noted last week, nothing good comes from banging an employee.

Or, as we used to say, "Don't stick your p&t&r in the payroll."

9 posted on 05/23/2007 10:05:08 AM PDT by LantzALot
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To: Badeye

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!


10 posted on 05/23/2007 10:09:39 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: mngran

“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.


11 posted on 05/23/2007 10:09:44 AM PDT by 3Lean
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To: mngran
This is what they mean by

..."NEVER dip your pen in company ink!"

12 posted on 05/23/2007 10:12:40 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Badeye

Is Wolfie’s girl running at Belmont?


13 posted on 05/23/2007 10:12:43 AM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: mngran

I guess he is no longer of any use to her.


14 posted on 05/23/2007 10:13:38 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: edcoil; LantzALot

Good ones!


15 posted on 05/23/2007 10:14:03 AM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: DCPatriot
..."NEVER dip your pen in company ink!"

Another good one!

16 posted on 05/23/2007 10:14:35 AM PDT by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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To: KarlInOhio

This “girlfriend” is in her fifties, has a degree from Oxford and speaks five languages. Monica Lewinsky she is not.


17 posted on 05/23/2007 10:15:13 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Lx

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.


18 posted on 05/23/2007 10:15:20 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Badeye

As I said at the time, never put your meat where your bread and butter is.


19 posted on 05/23/2007 10:17:24 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

Yep. He knew better, or should have at his age.


20 posted on 05/23/2007 10:18:50 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Badeye

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!


21 posted on 05/23/2007 10:19:13 AM PDT by Shazolene
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To: mngran

Well, at least nobody thinks she's getting by on her looks.
22 posted on 05/23/2007 10:19:44 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Badeye
>Wolfie lost his job, and the woman

But presumably
once or twice the two had sex.
They'll always have that ...

       
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...


23 posted on 05/23/2007 10:21:38 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: KarlInOhio
Brunette girlfriend?

That was the nicest thing they could say about her appearance.

24 posted on 05/23/2007 10:22:43 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: mngran

It was bound to happen. She was obviously using him. And he was a dope.


25 posted on 05/23/2007 10:23:15 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( on the cutting edge,)
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To: Shazolene

‘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.


26 posted on 05/23/2007 10:23:58 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: mngran
brilliant feminist

Isn't that an oxymoron?

27 posted on 05/23/2007 10:24:23 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: atomicpossum

Guilty.


28 posted on 05/23/2007 10:24:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: atomicpossum

Thank goodness they didn’t reproduce...THAT would cause an international scandal of truly UGLY proportions.


29 posted on 05/23/2007 10:25:37 AM PDT by BritExPatInFla
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To: theFIRMbss

(chuckle)

Not exactly a ‘looker’ is she? He lost his job over that, and then got dumped?

Man, thats cold.


30 posted on 05/23/2007 10:26:13 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: mngran
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.

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.

31 posted on 05/23/2007 10:26:33 AM PDT by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: mngran
He not only lost his job, he lost his girlfriend, too.

My grandfather always said "never get your meat from the same place you get your bread..."

32 posted on 05/23/2007 10:27:36 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Shazolene
Here is the most relevant take on Mr. Wolfowitz’ arrival and departure from the World Bank that I’ve read:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1836675/posts

33 posted on 05/23/2007 10:32:00 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Badeye

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.


34 posted on 05/23/2007 10:35:20 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Lx

‘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.’

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.


35 posted on 05/23/2007 10:47:00 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: mngran
I think Wolfie got a bum rap. The story goes way back to when he joined the bank and she worked for it. Conflict of interest forced her to be re-assigned for a stay at the state department. Her salary was to be raised on her return to the world bank (presumably after Wolfie's tenure was over)
36 posted on 05/23/2007 10:48:00 AM PDT by TrebleRebel
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To: Badeye

what i am really curious about is your opinion on banging fellow employees...; )


37 posted on 05/23/2007 10:48:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Badeye; LucyT
"As I noted last week, nothing good comes from banging an employee."

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.

38 posted on 05/23/2007 10:53:23 AM PDT by blam
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(chuckle)

Sorry I’m not being clear....LOL


39 posted on 05/23/2007 10:58:38 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: blam

Good advice that stands up to the test of time very well.


40 posted on 05/23/2007 10:59:12 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: xsmommy
what i am really curious about is your opinion on banging fellow employees...; )

"Is that wrong?"

41 posted on 05/23/2007 11:06:08 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: 3Lean

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.”


42 posted on 05/23/2007 11:13:13 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Badeye
"As I noted last week, nothing good comes from banging an employee."

True, but that's not really why he was fired. The globalist liberals at the WB hated his guts. They just weren't going to stand for an evil Bush cronie there. The girlfriend was just the excuse they needed. As the Wall Street Journal noted, Woflie got railroaded.
43 posted on 05/23/2007 11:13:16 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: mngran

Wolfowitz played his role stupidly. How in the world did he get the job at the World Bank then act like a dunce.


44 posted on 05/23/2007 11:16:09 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: DesScorp

“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.


45 posted on 05/23/2007 11:17:49 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Badeye

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!


46 posted on 05/23/2007 12:04:02 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Disambiguator; Badeye

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....; )


47 posted on 05/23/2007 12:05:48 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


48 posted on 05/23/2007 12:09:48 PM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: xsmommy

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.


49 posted on 05/23/2007 12:12:06 PM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: Badeye

can we assume that she shot out one of your eyes over some indiscretion? ; ) JUST KIDDING!


50 posted on 05/23/2007 12:13:39 PM PDT by xsmommy
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