Hungry For the Wolf

It looks as if the World Bank’s going to boot Paul Wolfowitz over the girlfriend thing, which is kind of like Al Capone getting nabbed for tax evasion. But a firing’s a firing, and the world’ll be better off for it. I suppose the obvious question is who should replace him. Joe Stiglitz would be the best choice in a perfect world (though Bono would be a PR dream), but given the fact that Bush would rather lose a book reading contest than appoint someone like Stiglitz, it’d be best to confine ourselves to the plausible. How about Robert Zoellick? He seems like a good center-right technocrat. Plus, he looks like a Bond villain, which would be useful for intimidating corrupt dictators.

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