Friday, May 18, 2007

Immigration's In - Paulie's Out

The Immigration Bill will get passed. The GOP is delighted, despite what they say in public. Hullo to the GOP - no more dopey issues you shouldn't have taken on in the first place.

An immigration compromise reached Thursday between the Senate and White House drew praise from Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar as "an important start" while Republican Representative Tom Tancredo attacked it as "a slap in the face" to working Americans.

And Paulie's out with $400K. He just needs to hope he's not on the DC Madam's phone list. Paulie - go away with your girlfriend into obscurity. You're a train wreck. Most Vets are sorry anyone ever listened to you about Iraq. Buh Bye.

WASHINGTON — World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday he will resign at the end of June, giving up his long fight to survive pressure for his ouster over the generous compensation he arranged for his girlfriend.

His departure ends a two-year run at the development bank that was marked by controversy from

the start, given his previous role as a major architect of the Iraq war when he served as the No. 2 official at the Pentagon.

"He assured us that he acted ethically and in good faith in what he believed were the best interests of the institution and we accept that," the board said in its announcement of Wolfowitz's resignation.

Wolfowitz was all but forced out, however, by the finding of a special bank panel that he violated conflict-of-interest rules in his handling of the 2005 pay package of bank employee Shaha Riza.