Tony Blair will be the next nominee by the USA. He needs a job at the end of June when he steps down as Britain’s PM, to be replaced by Gordon Brown. Count on it.
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I’m concerned about Blair taking over. He was raked over hot coals for his closeness to Bush, and if he takes this helm he may try to distance himself from the U.S. and administrative positions rather than encourage support for them. The poodle label was his undoing in England, and he’s likely too smart to keep on carrying that. Hoping that the administration puts an assuredly loyal person (one of the defeated Senators or an ‘06 senatorial candidate?) into that slot rather than a formally very liberal ex-ally like Blair. Sudden thought, maybe this was the deal all along—Blair for Wolf—when Wolfey found the coyotes lunging at him and it became obvious to everyone that he could only hold on for so long.
I like Blair, but the problem with that is that it will go against the tradition of an American running the World Bank since we give most of the single nation money to it, so I’m told. Next thing you know, Kim Il Sung will want to run it, and then what do you do?