...in three easy Karl Rove steps, as interpreted by Paul Wolfowitz.
1) Move seamlessly from one high-profile job as architect of the Bush Administration's use of Weapons of Mass Destruction as a justification for invading Iraq, to another as head of the World Bank--a job having seemingly nothing in common with the last one except for profile and salary--being sure to say all the right things to gain your appointment. Specifically, be sure and talk up your expertise at fighting corruption and impropriety.
2) Immediately upon taking office, work contrary to your stated goals, giving your girlfriend, who by bank rules is not eligible to work under you, a new job with a pay raise over double that allowed by bank rules--nearly $200,000 to be a bank staffer--meanwhile publicly cracking the anti-corruption whip on everyone else.
3) When your deception is found out, pay lip service to doing some kind of investigation, and then go after those who have exposed you with a Mafia-like fury. Engage in a holding action until public attention moves on to the next Republican scandal. Continue as usual.
Once again I find that I have no particular enthusiasm for Democrats, but in this environment I don't understand how Democrats would not receive 90% of the votes in an election. At the very least, I wonder that there is not a fuming outrage from that part of the Republican Party that doesn't favor this atmosphere of lies and corruption and educational oblivion.
Or by definition is there no such animal?