I learn from Think Progress something totally unsurprising:
Former World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz — who resigned last month after being embroiled in a corruption scandal at the World Bank — announced that he has found a comfortable landing pad from which to continue to disseminate his right-wing ideology:
Paul Wolfowitz vowed to continue in political life after he steps down as president of the World Bank this weekend following an internal revolt. … He said he would be joining the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think-tank in Washington, as a visiting scholar, which would allow him to continue influencing public policy. [Emphasis in the original]
Like I said, unsurprising. But also infuriating.
In some ways it appeals to me that the left doesn't really have networks like this for its disgraced though still-powerful fallen soldiers. But I can't really tell if it's strategically wise. It seems to me that this sort of Mason-like loyalty was probably essential to the right's long ascent, but that it was also probably essential to their rapid decline. A wash, maybe?