Paul Wolfowitz wins coveted award

Wolfowitz and Shaha RizaThe FresnoZionism award for the ‘guy we most wish wasn’t Jewish’ was hotly contested this year. With nominees like Israeli President Moshe Katsav and Justice Minister Haim Ramon, we were sure the prize (a jar of oxidized horseradish from last Pesach) would find a home in the Jewish state. But Israel has enough trouble without that horseradish, and we’re happy to announce that it is on its way to (we hope soon to be former) World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz.

Showing a combination of arrogance, greed, stupidity, and plain tackiness that even outdoes last year’s winner Jack Abramoff, Wolfowitz negotiated a contract that would make a sports star blush when he joined the World Bank in 2005. Now he’s been caught arranging a new job for his girlfriend with a salary of nearly $200,000/yr.

The irony of Wolfowitz telling borrower countries that they have to clean up corruption while he feathers his own nest is striking. The girlfriend is said to be a former ‘gender consultant’, and while I would be the last to make jokes about exactly what that entails, I wonder if it’s worth $200,000.

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2 Responses to “Paul Wolfowitz wins coveted award”

  1. Shalom Freedman says:

    It is no great pleasure kicking someone when they are down- but for sheer stupidity the Wolfowitz move certainly deserves a prize. How did he possibly think he could get away with this?
    ‘The guy we most wished was not Jewish’ award could easily be given to a whole host of people. Consider the Chomsky, Ilan Pappe, Norman Finkelstein crowd alone.

  2. Vic Rosenthal says:

    Institutions like the UN, the World Bank, etc. extract enormous amounts of wealth from the world economy in order to finance the extravagant lifestyles of such as Paul Wolfowitz and his gender consultant. It’s debatable whether the World Bank actually helps or hurts humanity, but there’s no question that these parasites don’t earn their keep.
    I said that the awards committee had a hard time with all of the top-notch choices available! But Chomsky, Pappe, et al. are enemies of the Jewish people. They are of course more damaging because they are Jewish, but the emotion they inspire is more anger and hatred. They have simply gone over to the other side. Wolfowitz, Abramoff, Andrew Fastow, etc. blacken the name of the Jewish people.