I was wrong, Wolfowitz shouldn't resign.
I've long been a fan of Paul Wolfowitz and I think he's done a generally good job managing the World Bank, but having admitted to using bank resources to reward his girlfriend it's clearly time for him to resign. It's a really unfortunate situation and a loss for the world, but this sort of lapse in judgment is significant, even by public figures I quite like.
Paul Wolfowitz was under pressure to resign as president of the World Bank on Thursday after admitting he was personally involved in securing a large pay rise and promotion for a Bank official with whom he was romantically involved.
The Bank president issued a public apology, saying: â€œI made a mistake for which I am sorryâ€.
The apology came after the Financial Times revealed that Mr Wolfowitz ordered the World Bankâ€™s head of human resources to offer Shaha Riza the pay rise and promotion as part of a secondment package.
I wasn't familiar with the world secondment before having read this article, so, bonus.