who will be next World Bank President What will they do


No word on Brownback. The Lawrence Journal-World has been chasing up yesterday's rumour that Sam Brownback may make World Bank President, with predictable results.

Brownback spokesman: "He's not going to have any comment on it." US Treasury spokesman: "Obviously, the (Bush) administration holds the senator in high regard, but we don't confirm or deny who might be under consideration."

Meanwhile, a measured reaction to the story from one self-confessed political junkie:

"Anyone Bush nominates for World Bank President will be evil, even if few are as evil as Brownback, the ultimate culture warrior. However, anyone Kathleen Sebelius nominates for Senate will be a Democrat. That is a trade I would like to see."

Another blogger agrees, accusing Brownback of a "repugnant combination of religious fundamentalism and corporate gladhanding (both on a par that would make many Republicans blush). He'd make a terrible World Bank president, but whether he'd be worse there than in the Senate is an open question."

I wonder what Kansas republicans think...

David Steven ~ January 29, 2005

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