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Crank up the (crackpot) rumour mill. Washington Post columnist Al Kamen has raised some of the usual suspects (Zoellick, Dervis, Summers), as well as some unusual suspects.

Worldbankpresident.org faithful from 2005 will recall the buzz around:

  • Robert Zoellick, former deputy secretary of state and US trade representative;
  • Kemal Dervis, Turkish national, currently head of the UN Development Programme;
  • Larry Summers, the former Treasury secretary bounced recently as president of Harvard;

Kamen throws a couple of wild cards into the pack.

  • US Attorney General Alberto "Fredo" Gonzales, though Kamen concedes that "he lacks banking experience and other requisites"; and
  • Ahmed Chalabi, the former deputy prime minister of Iraq - "Sure, Chalabi had that little bad patch in Jordan, where he was convicted of embezzlement and fraud, but that's old news".

Jeff Powell ~ April 20, 2007

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