One common theme among journalists I spoke with today is their frustration at getting anyone from within the Bank to say anything on Zoellick. I know people would and should be cautious, but if I had anything to do with the WB Staff Association, surely this would be a time to flex muscles, no? The Europeans may think twice about rubber stamping if the staff made it clear that another Bush appointee with a reputation for strong arming may not be welcome. Oh well, maybe we’ll have to wait another two years for anyone to learn. In the meanwhile, here’s what we at the 50 Years Is Enough Network have to say about all this. My favourite line: “The best that can be said for [Zoellick] is that, like Wolfowitz, he’ll be an appropriate symbol of what the World Bank has become – an agency dedicated to entrenching U.S. economic domination”.