Praise from Bush is poison at UN?


If you are a UN official, you'd better hope that President Bush doesn't praise your work. Carina Perelli, the UN's top elections official won praise from him, and now stands

accused by the U.N.'s personnel department of presiding over an office that tolerated sexual harassment of staff, U.N. officials said Thursday. But Perelli, 48, a Uruguayan elections expert, was cleared of allegations that she misused U.N. funds.

Kofi Annan has presided over an organization which has tolerated extreme sexual abuse of children in the Congo and elsewhere, not to mention the biggest financial scandal in history.

Did UN officials take a page from the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, or is this official being Boltonized at the UN?

Ed Lasky   8 19 05