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February 15, 2012

Hillary Clinton In Talks To Head World Bank?

Good news: She's out of US politics.

Bad news: She's in global politics. For a long time.

Proof it's true? Jay Carney swears it's not true.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said on Thursday.


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"Hillary Clinton wants the job," said one source who knows the secretary well.

A second source also said Clinton wants the position.

A third source said Obama had already expressed support for the change in her role. It is unclear whether Obama has formally agreed to nominate her for the post, which would require approval by the 187 member countries of the World Bank.

Here's a bright side I see: If these positions are typically held by French socialists and fellow travelers, wouldn't Hillary's posting there represent a step up, as far as the American/capitalist interest?

Not saying she's terrifically patriotic or capitalist -- just a step up.

Update: Commenters correct me and say the World Bank is traditionally headed by an American; it's the IMF that's traditionally headed by a French socialist.

So, not a step up.


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