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.