Wolfie in Sheepish Clothing
A retired World Bank manager writes in response to my post last night, "Where Was I? Oh, Yeah, Wolfowitz". Oh, and he nails Paul Wolfowitz. As always with such hubristic goniffs, Wolfie keeps getting into more and more trouble the more he tries to explain things.
First, take a look at Wolfie's April 9 e-mail to the World Bank staff. In it, he doesn't mention his gal pal, Shaha Ali Riza, by name, nor does he recount the sweet details of her transfer to the State Department. But he says:
Bull. And every time Wolfie brays about fighting corruption, he steps in it. Check out his April 12 press conference, in which the embattled bank prexy said:
The ex-manager who wrote me points out the hypocrisy of this self-styled corruption fighter as Wolfie floods bank staffers with e-mails and selective information:
On another matter, thanks to all of you who have welcomed me back online. But you should know that I was not in hell — at least not all of the time. It's true that new management canceled the Bush Beat in February 2006. But it's also true that only a month later, new management installed me as interim editor in chief of the Voice. I had fun doing that job for six months while we searched for the right person. After some twists and turns, we've found that person. If you don't believe me, check out the most recent issues of the Voice.
And in the next few weeks, we'll be unveiling a big dose of national news online, thanks to the many excellent journalists in the Voice's coast-to-coast chain. I'm lucky to be involved in that exciting project too.
OK, back to the bidness of doing journalism rather than talking about it. As the Bush regime's schnooks always show us, talk is cheap.
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