March 20, 2005

TOO STRAIGHTFORWARD TO BE UNDERSTOOD:

Crying Wolfowitz: The inordinate fear of Bush's choice for the World Bank. (Stephen F. Hayes, 03/28/2005, Weekly Standard)

ON MARCH 2, 2005, Al Kamen, who writes the scoop-heavy "Inside the Loop" column in the Washington Post, addressed the "rumors" and "news reports" that Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz would soon be put forward by George W. Bush as president of the World Bank.

"No way that was going to happen," Kamen wrote. "(The notion was too much even for this column.)"

Two weeks later to the day, President Bush posed for pictures in the Oval Office with a smiling Wolfowitz, newly named to serve as president of the World Bank. Bush called Wolfowitz "a compassionate, decent man who will do a fine job at the World Bank. That's why I put him up."

And there it was. Nothing complicated.


Never has a president so confused his foes as George Bush has just by being predictable.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 20, 2005 9:52 PM
Comments

The "Jewish banker" angle gives us a wonderful opportunity to cheese off the Paleocons and the Hard Left at the same time. That seems to be happening an awful lot these days, huh?

Posted by: Matt Murphy at March 21, 2005 1:38 AM

One of the best things Bush has done is to completely ignore 'traditional Washington.' By doing this he has shown what inbred slugs the entire DC establishment really are. If a story requires doing more than showing up at a cocktail party at Ben Bradlee's house or having a steak at Morton's with Tommy Boggs, most of the White House press corps seem to be utterly incapable of breaking it.

Posted by: bart at March 21, 2005 8:58 AM
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