Wolfie Out The Door

The inevitable end arrives. Money quote:
Wolfowitz extracted a significant measure of exoneration -- his key demand in the negotiations. Sources said the board will soon issue a statement ascribing to the bank some of the blame for the ethics controversy while acknowledging that Wolfowitz believes he acted ethically.
"He assured us that he acted ethically and in good faith in what he believed were the best interests of the institution," the statement will read, according to a person familiar with the draft wording. "We accept that."
That statement appears to hand Wolfowitz and his attorney, Robert S. Bennett, considerable vindication: They have repeatedly argued that he tried to protect the bank in resolving a conflict of interest by transfering his longtime companion, Shaha Riza, to another job while increasing her pay as compensation for the disruption to her career.
So he had to go why, exactly? Because he's a PAUHN in a great political game.