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Bush Considers Frist for World Bank Head

Wall St. Journal story:

The White House is starting to draw up a list of potential nominees to lead the World Bank, and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a heart surgeon who has traveled widely in Africa, is getting especially close scrutiny for the job.

Also receiving long looks are Treasury Deputy Secretary Robert Kimmitt and Robert Zoellick, the former U.S. trade representative now working at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to individuals familiar with White House deliberations.

White House spokesman Tony Fratto declined to comment on specific candidates, but did say President Bush hopes to have names to consider ...


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Comments (1)

Paul Hamilton:

He's just as qualified as Wolfie was. Which ain't saying much...


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