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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:45 AM
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MSNBC has this as breaking news, but then what do they know?

World Bank, Wolfowitz discussing his exit


President wants face-saving deal, ability to leave on his own terms



Wolfowitz and the Bush administration were seeking a face-saving deal with the board that would allow him to resign under his own terms and escape some blame for the furor involving his girlfriends compensation.

President Bush on Thursday seemed resigned to the possibility that World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz could lose his job over conflict-of-interest charges involving his girlfriend.

I regret that it has come to this, Bush said during a press conference for British Prime Minister Tony Blairs final White House visit of his tenure as Prime Minister. I admire Paul Wolfowitz ... I admire his focus on helping the poor. Bush also said Wolfowitz has the banks best interests at heart.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18665386/
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:51 AM
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1. "Leave on his own terms":
1. Bonus paid whether or not Wolfowitz is connected with the World Bank June 1.
2. Clean record with no fault or demerits for anything he did or might have done.
3. Golden Parachute, Baby!
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Lobster Martini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:52 AM
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2. Yeah, it's always regrettable when ethics get in the way...
I too admire his focus on helping the poor--especially while he's dating her.
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Snarkoleptic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:54 AM
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3. Yeah, it sucks when...
these guys are held accountable for their actions.
The usual guideline in business is that one must avoid impropriety as well as the appearance of impropriety.
This clown would have been terminated for cause anywhere in corporate America.
Of course, soooo many of the rules that apply to us don't apply to these high-powered scumbags.
Wolfie...It's over, get the net!
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:55 AM
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4. Does anyone know if the girlfriend's law trouble came up yet - i.e.,
is Toensing still with the girfriend and is there going to be a confrontation/tribunal about double dipping employment or benefit,s plus conflict of interest?
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:07 PM
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5. If Wolfie had any leadership abilities....it wouldn't have 'come to this' nt
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:14 PM
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6. I'm just not getting this
at all. What is keeping them from firing his ass, he broke the rules? What right does he have to any compensation or face saving, does he have something on them, is breaking the rules ok with his contract?
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:22 PM
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7. Don't we all wish bush's term would come to this...RESIGNATION OR IMPEACHMENT.
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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 12:29 PM
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8. "escape some blame"
Yes, it was all someone else's fault that he was fucking an employee and using his influence to get her a job at another government agency.

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