It is hard to see how, especially after the World Bank's own Independent Evaluation Group has sharply criticized him. It is in fact remarkable that the IEG's normally mild-mannered director, Vinod Thomas, has come out so strongly against Wolfowitz. Meanwhile, Wolfowitz seems to be digging in his heels, and is reported to have hired the lawyer who defended Clinton against sexual-harassment claims. There is a silver lining in all this, I think. The longer it takes for Wolfowitz to resign or be removed, the more likely it is that an enraged world will prevail on the U.S. to accept a more sensible method of selecting the next World Bank president. I will be rooting for Kemal Dervis when that happens. Or am I too much of an optimist?