Another Bushies Rewards Loyalty Over Competence and Performance

Remember Paul Wolfowitz, formerly DoD Rumsfeld's second-in-demand, who moved on to head (with no qualifications for getting it) the World Bank (aka the way we keep poor countries indebted to and under our thumb)?

Well, read this from Think Progress:

Wolfowitz’ gal pal shown favoritism at World Bank.

Murray Waas reports on an internal World Bank memo alleging that Shaha Riza, Paul Wolfowitz’s romantic interest, “was given a ‘promotion [that] clearly does not conform’ to bank procedures,” and that “she was then given a raise ‘more than double the amount allowed’ by the bank’s rules.” Also, “Wolfowitz reportedly attempted to circumvent the rules so he would be able to continue to work with Riza,” shifting her to work at the State Department’s public diplomacy office “even though her salary was still to be paid by the World Bank.”