Friday, June 8, 2007

The Next Wolfowitz

Brad Plumer has an excellent column in the latest issue of TNR (I hope his regularly-reported columns continue in come capacity even after he's finished as a reporter/researcher). He warns of the dangers of Bob Zoellick, who is working hard at appearing to pay attention to the leftist groups in light of the Wolfowitz disaster. It seems counterintuitive to me in some ways to look at replacing a World Bank leader so quickly. Understandably, having someone in place ready to go at the end of the month when Wolfowitz leaves is optimal, but a vetting process seems extremely important for an organization that is responsible for so much of the world's wealth.

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