Hillary Clinton to head the World Bank? The answer is no, No and also NO!
The Reuters news agency created news bulletins around the world today with breaking word that President Obama's former Democratic political rival and current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was angling to become the new president of the World Bank.
Clinton, who was visiting the United Arab Emirates today to talk about the 3-month-old Libyan war that was supposed to last days not weeks, sent word through her spokesman, Phillippe Reines,
It's completely untrue and Reuters was told that.
Then, in case you weren't listening, he added:
Secretary Clinton has not had any conversations with the president, the White House or anyone about moving to the World Bank.
Then, in case you might have missed his drift, Reines added:
She has expressed absolutely no interest in the job...[and] would not take it if offered.
Then, in case you weren't listening to Phillippe, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney took a moment off from warning Middle Eastern regimes to add:
The story is incorrect, wrong, untrue.
Ah, but neither spokesman said it might not be true someday perhaps.
-- Andrew Malcolm
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