April 20, 2007

I HAVEN’T BEEN FOLLOWING THE WOLFOWITZ / WORLD BANK STORY very closely, but a reader sends this defense of Wolfowitz by Ruth Wedgwood that I had missed: “The most amazing thing is that all the facts were reviewed for a second time by the World Bank ethics committee last year, and again it found nothing wrong. The chairman of the ethics committee pronounced in a Feb. 28, 2006, letter that ‘the ethics committee decided that the allegations … do not appear to pose ethical issues.’ It is hard to square the record with the entertaining claim that the World Bank’s president somehow concocted a do-nothing job for his girlfriend. It’s a bum rap, and one that women professionals in dual-career families might worry about.”

UPDATE: There’s also this piece from today.

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