Wolfowitz Reportedly Back on the Market

Ex-World Bank president has lost both job and girlfriend
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 23, 2007 3:36 PM CDT
Wolfowitz Reportedly Back on the Market
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, right, speaks to the press as he departs his home in Chevy Chase, Md., Friday, May 18, 2007. 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...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – First the World Bank dumped him, and now Paul Wolfowitz is on the outs with girlfriend Shaha Riza, Page Six reports. "She was furious about the embarrassment," a source tells the Post, which says she resented implications she'd slept her way to the top. What's more, Riza didn't ask for the promotion that set off the scandal, another source said.

The Post cites reporter Wayne Madsen (and his website, which in turn links to the Post) as saying "Wolfie and Shaha are history." Page Six also suggests that she may soon get some measure of payback: After Wolfowitz leaves, Riza may return to the World Bank, according to a bank source. (Read more Paul Wolfowitz stories.)

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