Thursday, June 9, 2011

On the brink of Gunwalker scandal hearings, Hillary is said to be bailing out on the Obama Administration. Wants to become head of the World Bank.

So Bye Bye, Says Ms. Gunwalker Lie.
Drove the scandal to the limit but her excuses were dry.
Some good old boys with subpoenas nearby,
Singing "this'll make Obama cry.
Yeah, this'll make Obama cry."

The London Telegraph asks: Is Hillary Clinton interested in becoming head of the World Bank?

Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama's Secretary of State, has been in discussions with the White House about stepping down from her foreign policy job next year to becoming head of the World Bank, it has been reported.

By Toby Harnden, Washington

10:24PM BST 09 Jun 2011

Mrs Clinton, the former First Lady, Senator for New York and rival to Mr Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary race, is said to be eager to become the first female president of the World Bank should the post become vacant next year.

"Hillary Clinton wants the job," a source close to Mrs Clinton told Reuters, which broke the news of the possible move.

Robert Zoellick, a former Bush administration official, is believed to be ready to step down as president at the end of his term in the middle of next year.

Mrs Clinton has made clear she does not want to remain US Secretary of State, a gruelling job demanding months of world travel each year, beyond Mr Obama's first term.

Another source told Reuters that Mr Obama supported her taking the helm at the World Bank, which is traditionally led by an American.

Once formally nominated for the post by Mr Obama, Mrs Clinton's appointment would require approval by the 187 member countries of the World Bank.

Philippe Reines, a spokesman for Mrs Clinton, issued a strong denial, releasing as statement saying: "Secretary Clinton has not had any conversations with the president, the White House or anyone about moving to the World Bank. She has expressed absolutely no interest in the job. She would not take it if offered."

Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, also denied that Mrs Clinton was interested in the role.

Taking over the World Bank could be seen as an end to Mrs Clinton's domestic political ambitions.

If she served out a five-year term, that would take her beyond the 2016 election, when she would be aged 69.

On the other hand, if she stepped down early from the World Bank she could enter the 2016 race for the White House with historically unparalleled experience in foreign policy, economic policy, on Capitol Hill and as First Lady.

Discussions about the next president of the World Bank would be a natural part of talks about who should replace Dominique Strauss Kahn as head of the International Monetary Fund. The Frenchman resigned after being accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in new York.

The head of the IMF has always been a European and the World Bank presidency has always been held by an American, though this is now being challenged by some countries with emerging economies. The Obama administration is expected to back Christine Lagarde, the French Minister, for the IMF.

As Secretary of State, Mrs Clinton has been outspoken on global development issues, particularly the need to improve the economic circumstances of females in developing countries.

The World Bank provides billions of dollars in development funds to the poorest countries and is also at the centre of issues such as climate change, post-conflict reconstruction and transitions to democracy.


Jimmy the Saint said...

Yeah, an inexperienced socialist at the helm of the World Bank. I like this idea! I'm pround to be a part of it!

How does a person who's never really done anything in their life continually fail upward?

Anonymous said...

The only reason this woman isn't the president right now is that she wasn't openly Marxist enough to suit the Democratic party leadership. She wouldn't say openly what they wanted to hear nor conduct herself as the wanted her to. She was going to take the safe but time tested slower route to a Marxist government and they wanted the express route.

She is every bit the Marxist that Obama is, it's just that she is a better liar than he is and smarter. But since the radical left now controls the party, she's done and so are we, unless we realize what is happening. They are playing for keeps and they control access to information(except the net, talk radio and a very small segment of cable) to a very large extent.

Anonymous said...

Hillary...Wants to become head of the World...

fixed your title!


P.$. A little something is in the mail for your upcoming travel plans.

To my fellow III's: Go thou and do likewise.

hellferbreakfast said...

Billary wants OUT!!! She knew abt. Gunwalker LONG ago. What politician squawked the loudest abt. guns from the U.S. going to Mexico??? Besides, EVERY gun sent to a foreign country has to be approved...... wait I'm quoting you Mike.