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Don't cry for me, IBRD. From one of our devoted readers - sung to the tune of Evita --- the Opera, "Don't cry for me, Argentina"

Don't cry for me, IBRD

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Versions by Madonna, Olivia Newton John, The Carpenters, etc.


Don't Cry for me IBRD

It won't be easy, you will think it strange
When I try to explain how I feel,
That I still need your paycheck
after all that I've done

You wouldn't believe me
All you will see, is a President you once knew
Although he is up to his neck in scandal
All sixes and sevens with you

I had to second Riza, I had to promote her
Couldn't stay all my life at her heel
Looking out the Bank Balcony, staying out of her pants

So I chose malfeasance
Running around, firing everyone
But nobody from Wolfensohn's era impressed me at all
I never expected it to


Chorus:

Don't cry for me Executive Directors
The truth I never told you
All through my wild ways
My madness at Saddam
I kept my promise (to liberate Iraq at the Bank)
Don't vote against me

And as for nepotism, as for conflicts of interest
I never let rules get in the way
Though it seems to the world, free Iraq was all that I desired

They are illusions
Ethics are not the solutions they promise to be
The answer was here all the time
I love the Bank, and hope the EDs love me too

Don't cry for me Alison Caves

(chorus)

And as for tax free pay, and as for infamy
I never invited them in
Though it seems to the world they were all I desired

EU ministers are illusions
They're not the solutions they promised to be
The answer was here all the time
I love you and hope you love me

(chorus)

Don't cry for me GW Bush
The truth is I never betrayed you
All through my World Bank days
My invasive existence
I kept my promise (to defeat Iraq)
Don't keep your distance

Have I said too much?
There is nothing more I can think of to say to you
To know that every word is true

Don't cry for me IBRD

(PW breaks out in tears)

(UN Police arrives in Board Room and escorts him out the building in handcuffs after a scuffle with Cleveland and Palacio as well.

DoD declined to respond to Wolfowitz's call for an airstrike on Bank HQ, citing a shortage of PGMs)

Jeff Powell ~ April 23, 2007


 
 
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