Friday, May 18, 2007

Wolfowitz's Blue Ribbon Opposition

For more than a month, as scandal swirled around World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, blue ribbons pinned to lapels served as a silent protest among World Bank staffers. From the Washington Post:

"The ribbons were initially intended to show support for good governance in the World Bank and beyond. Since most staffers saw Wolfowitz's role in Iraq policy as governance gone horribly bad, the ribbons became a symbol of anger, a silent demand for the big boss's resignation."
World Bank workers would slap them together in 15-minute shifts on their coffee breaks. By the first day, 1,000 of the ribbons had been snatched up. Even Mr Wolfowitz was seen sporting one -- apparently unaware of what it represented. (WaPo)

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