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UPDATE:White House: Turning of the tide? A senior White House official has told ABC News that "all options are on the table" regarding Paul Wolfowitz's future and "it is an open question" whether he should should remain as President of the World Bank.

Verbatim quotes from the site:
"If you don't have board support and you don't have staff support, it is hard to get anything done," the official told ABC News.

"There are really two questions," the official said. The first question is Wolfowitz's handing of his girlfriend Shaha Riza's payraise. The second is whether he should remain president of the World Bank.

On the first issue, White House press secretary Tony Snow told reporters Tuesday morning that Wolfowitz may have made some mistakes on that matter but that's "not a firing offense."

On the second issue, the senior official told ABC News "it is an open question" whether Wolfowitz can remain an effective president of the World Bank.
This is the first time that we see some shift from the usual rhetoric of support or full confidence.
Is it the pressure from the Europeans or some realist in the WH has concluded that Wolfie has already dug his hole and no one can help him out ?
I don't believe that Wolfie has requested that the WH stopped backing him so that Riza can continue her career at the World Bank- something that they should have realized two years ago. Anyway, based on the arguments that Wolfie has provided to the Panel, I think that Riza is on "her way out" too. She has been challenging the customary sequence of procedures and working environment too many times and is seen as a nuisance.
UPDATE: May 15 @ 21:00
According to the Guardian, " the bank's executive board decided that its final decision on Mr Wolfowitz would be made without its 24 members consulting their home governments - a move that makes it harder for the US administration to apply pressure."
That's the reason the WH is backing out of its support

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