June 9, 2011

"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in talks to become the president of the World Bank..."

Hmmm.

ADDED: So... Hillary disaggregates herself from Obama, moves off to a lofty and distant place, from which she can observe American political events unfolding, and... if it becomes necessary, if Obama implodes or goes LBJ on us, she is there, ready to be the Democratic candidate for President in 2012.

100 comments:

Trooper York said...

Jeeez if I was a hot lookin Muslim maid I would watch my step. Just sayn'

AllenS said...

What could possibly go wrong? The Clintons, they're so trustworthy. Have they ever told a lie?

Thorley Winston said...

She’s not qualified but I’m not sure that will make much of a difference.

Coketown said...

It's amazing how far a presidential spouse and cankles will get you. I hope the current First Linebacker doesn't hang around this long.

Doug Wright said...

Just released: WH Insiders say that President Palin will issue a statement of "No Confidence" in the World Bank's leadership; demands changes in key personnel.

Marshal said...

A complete economic illiterate running the World Bank. Why not? What could go wrong?

AllenS said...

She handled the Rose law firm books, so she's got that goin for her.

edutcher said...

What everybody else said. She's such an expert on health care, education, the law, and legislation, fiscal policy should be a snap for her.

PS Troop, does that make Huma the woman scorned twice, or only once?

Marshal said...

Zero chance he LBJs.

Almost no chance she runs, although I understand why she wants to. I'm certainly rooting for it.

JAL said...

And Barack for UN Secretary General.

Why not?

One can dream.

A world led by incompetents.

So President Perry / Cain / Palin can bring American back to home base and tell the world not to hold the train to perdition for us.

pbAndj said...

Hopefully she's learned that you can't do the staff, and then get them a good pay deal. And, you can't do hotel staff, sans an invitation.

If she can manage that she'll have the last two beat.

Carol_Herman said...

The world bank, then, is about to go kaput.

First, Wolfowitz went there to commit suicide. And, now Hillary is in talks for a "soft landing?" While Gingrich cruises the Mediterranean, and laughs, along with his wife.

2012 will probably end up being the YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENTS.

For Lincoln? The nation was divided. Now? Both houses are lousy with corruption.

weiner's weiner is just the tip of the iceberg.

Oh, and if Hillary moves overseas ... I expect so, too, will Huma.

What good reason does Hillary have to come home?

JAL said...

if Obama implodes or goes LBJ on us, she is there, ready to be the Democratic candidate for President in 2012.

You mean it would be okay for her to quit before she finished her term?

wv promman
Wrong thread. Belongs on a Weiner thread.

Marshal said...

Well she's a leftist so she doesn't have to worry WB staffers will sabotage her on that basis.

Chip S. said...

Being President of the World Bank has pretty much been something to do after your U.S. political career is over, especially if you feel the need to propitiate the demigods of DC. (Think McNamara and Wolfowitz.) All this seems to do for Hillary is give her plenty of quality time in DC with Huma as her new Special Assistant while Bill and Little Anthony hang out in NY. It's a much lower-stress job than SoS.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Another rat prepares to jump ship.

Curious George said...

Reading Carol_Herman posts is like watching a squirrel run.

Bob Ellison said...

My piano tuner is not qualified to run a bank.

RuyDiaz said...

She’s not qualified but I’m not sure that will make much of a difference.

Nobody is qualified for that job. Wanting that job makes you unfit to hold it.

RuyDiaz said...

It's amazing how far a presidential spouse and cankles will get you. I hope the current First Linebacker doesn't hang around this long.

You are mean. She's not the linebacker type--she's more of a roaming strong safety.

traditionalguy said...

Is that the World Bank which plans to issue the World's new Exchange Currency after the Obama Gang finishes imploding the US dollars which all of us will then be stuck holding? Hell of a job!

Chip S. said...

She's not the linebacker type--she's more of a roaming strong safety.

I think we can all agree that she's no tight end.

Big Mike said...

Well, to assume that she would be waiting and watching also assumes that President of the World Bank would be a good spot from which to launch a presidential bid.

And I don't think it is.

Chip S. said...

tradguy, That's the IMF. I think DSK said something about a trial run?

ricpic said...

All your money belongs to ME!...and the World...Bank thingy.

LarsPorsena said...

'Blogger Chip S. said...

She's not the linebacker type--she's more of a roaming strong safety.

I think we can all agree that she's no tight end.'

and the thought of her as a wide receiver, well..let's not go there..

Mark O said...

But, will she have to pass the DC bar first? Or, did they give her a second chance.

Smart banking.

Fred4Pres said...

I guess Huma Abedin does not need Weiner any more, she has a baby and a sugar momma.

somefeller said...

...or 2016?

SteveR said...

and the thought of her as a wide receiver, well..let's not go there..

Slot receiver is equally unpleasant

CharlesVegas said...

Wonder if this was leaked by Weiner?

Doug said...
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Bruce Hayden said...

You all forgot the cattle futures. Surely, any woman who can translate a $1,000 investment into $100,000, just by trading in her spare time away from her work as a lawyer and wife of a state level politician, can do this job. And, she admitted knowing enough to make that profit by reading the WSJ. If she had said, she read the NYT instead, I would be suspicious. But, the WSJ? She must know what she is doing.

Doug said...

Hillary's spokesperson has said the Reuters report is 100% false

And, one last time, she isn't running for President in 2012

Bruce Hayden said...

Oh, and I forgot her work for Madison Savings and Loan. She also knows how the banking system works.

damikesc said...

It's not like she can fall back on her competence as Sec of State if she tries to run in 12. She was not any better in her office than Obama was in his...unless you feel Iran OPENLY discussing their nuclear weapon program is progress.

traditionalguy said...

If the World Bank uses a squadron of Predator UAVs firing Hell Fire Missles for collection of bad debts, then Hillary will really enjoy the job. She can say its NATO and not the United States doing the killing.

huaracheblog said...

American voters will be so frustrated about the economy that they will probably vote for the wealthiest entrepreneurial candidate in the next presidential election. Not for better government but for the hope of financial improvement. Italians did the same twice in the last 10 years and very little has changed. Clinton is preparing to jump ship. Prepare for the big upset, Mitt Romney as the 45th President of the USA, how surreal.

AllenS said...

She also knows how to handle bimbo eruptions. When she buys you, you stay bought. So, there's that too. She wants to play quarterback for once.

Chip S. said...

Hell, tradguy, she can just slide over to the Dept. of Education for fun like that.

John Lynch said...

Because the World Bank is such a good launching pad for a presidential run?

Not seeing it.

AJ Lynch said...

Coketown said:
"It's amazing how far a presidential spouse and cankles will get you. I hope the current First Linebacker doesn't hang around this long."

Thread winner!

rhhardin said...

It means a new wardrobe.

Doug said...

And here's the denial:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20070427-503544.html

AllenS said...

If she makes the move, she'll have to get her handbag back from Huma.

AllenS said...

You can stuff a lot of money in a handbag like that.

Methadras said...

She's awesome at investing in cattle futures. I say give her the job. She will finally get a title with president in it.

AllenS said...

I just figured it out! It all fits together. I don't know why I didn't see this earlier. Hillary will make the move. Huma will follow her there. You'll see what looks like a pregnant Huma coming and going from the bank, but she's not pregnant! NO! The fake pregnancy bulge will be full of money! Money that they will be looting from the World Bank.

God, those Clintons are dirty.

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

So... Hillary disaggregates herself from Obama, moves off to a lofty and distant place, from which she can observe American political events unfolding, and...

Was there ever any doubt? As she once said, "Clintons (even if by sham marriage) have long memories", and the possibilities for payback are beyond calculation.

Curious George said...

Reading Carol_Herman posts is like watching a squirrel run.

It's called stream of consciousness. Editing it can be an adventure.

mccullough said...

She should run for governor of Arkansas instead

David said...

Obama do an LBJ? Seems unlikely.

But of course it never occurred to me (or anyone else, it seems) that LBJ would not run again.

I was in law school when Johnson gave that speech and watched it on my little black and white TV. It was a shocking moment. It has always seemed to me that LBJ's resignation led directly to Bobby Kennedy's assassination. Bobby was on the fence until Johnson quit.

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Maguro said...

Will the Hillary as Political Heavyweight meme ever die? The woman's done nothing to justify it.

mccullough said...

Maguro,

Compared to Obama, Hillary is a political heavyweight. We are grading on a curve here.

sablegsd said...

Think again, you old hag.
Lying, thieving old twit with no morals. Retire already billary. We don't want you.

Michael K said...

I think the rats and the ship analogy has the best vibration. Will the last cabinet Secretary please turn out the lights?

AllenS said...

The World: "Hillary, what happened to all of our money?"

Bank President Hillary: "What money?"

Old Dad said...

The World Bank--sounds like a good gig--"get your money for nothin', get your chicks for free."

AJ Lynch said...

I do wish we would hire qualified professionals for these big jobs.

Roman said...

BAD idea, never put lawyers in charge of anything important!

Ned said...

weiner falls out of news...clintons back in! Liberal depravity at it's best. Both famous for deviant behavior/no morals.Normal in some circles...disgusting to most Americans...

John said...

Now, now, let's not piss and moan about Hilary not being qualified to run the IMF.

She is every bit as qualified as she is to be Sec. State.

ummmmmmm wait

Every bit as qualified as she was to be a Senator.

Errrr...

Every bit as qualified as she was to be a partner at Rose Law.

Hmmmm...

Come to think of it, other than being Bill Clinton's wife, she has no qualifications for the IMF either.

What could go wrong with letting that pair of grifters into the IMF? (As several others have asked)

John Henry

AllenS said...

History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy and the second as farce -- Karl Marx

History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy and the second as farce then the Clintons show up -- AllenS

WV: copie

Go ahead and copie this. Use it whenever you want.

Coketown said...

She should run for governor of Arkansas instead

First she should aim for Best in Show at Westminster. The governor.

Henry said...

Hell, why not the president of the Nobel Peace Prize commission?

One thing is for sure. Obama won't ever win again.

Original Mike said...

"She’s not qualified"

As far as I can tell, the World Bank hands out other people's money to cronies.

She's qualified.

rhhardin said...

Put the crone in croney politics.

Peano said...

JAL said...And Barack for UN Secretary General.

I was thinking ambassador to Togo, or perhaps (with a little U.S. cash to grease the skids) mayor of Ouagadougou.

Or he could go back and organize the community of Chicago, which appears to be getting a bit jumbled.

Mick said...

Why not, DSK was a Communist also. NWO putting the pieces in place, including the NON natural born POTUS (father was never a citizen, so Obama 2 is not a natural born Citizen, even if born on the Oval Office desk).

Writ Small said...

Ann said. . . she is there, ready to be the Democratic candidate for President in 2012.

I'd say it's a 2016 play. She wants to be miles away from O's failed campaign.

enicar333 said...

I would recommend "The Politics of Meaning", by Daniel Graham, Jr., for anyone trying to understand the Clinton relationship. I own 2 copies, one signed by the author, the other unsigned. Of course, I believe I said that the Dairy State wishes a fond farewell to the Dairy Queen, when Herb Kohl retired. Hillary has a long history and is considered to enjoy "muching rugs"... but I digress.

Hillary is VERY ambitious AND VERY DANGEROUS. 'Nuff said.

enicar333 said...

Highly recommended reading:

The Politics of Meaning, Daniel Graham Jr., ISBN 0-964-44953-6,
copyright 1995, published by Preview Press, P.O. Box 2116, Fairfax, Va. 22032.

JAL said...

Peano -- YOU are thinking Togo.

HE, who is so wonderful, who got the Nobel Peace Prize for just Barack, gets whatever he wants by mentioning it to his "friends" is thinking big. Something really big.

Sniff. Togo is not big.

Dream on.

hombre said...

JAL said...And Barack for UN Secretary General.

The logical jump off point for him to evolve as the antichrist.

E.M. Davis said...

Reading Carol_Herman posts is like watching a squirrel run.

She's like the Larry King of Althouse.

NYTNewYorker said...

As New York Senator, Hillary! did nothing, as Secretary of State, Obama allowed Hillary! to do nothing.

What are her qualifications and what has she done?

None and nothing, she's Hillary!.

As I said before this is getting creepy.

And yes, Obama is already looking for his "next" job. Did you see he's going to entertain some African despot in the white house?

JAL said...

And Barack for UN Secretary General.

Because, as we all know and agree -- even Mick -- American born (but not American American) or not being a native born American is no barrier to that.

wv shout
Thomas. There's your cue.

Robin said...

World Bank also has some nifty graft opportunities.

Luther said...

What I do like here is the cynicism, the well placed and well said cynicism. The font of which is don't trust any of these MF's. As in they could care less about any of us. No matter which 'President's' job they may hold.

On the other hand, I'm becoming clinically depressed for any hope that things will change. That America will still be America in a hundred years. The world will regret that, in a history written a thousand years from now, if possible to write such.

garage mahal said...

If you have a imaginative mind, Hillary is literally capable of anything.

Scott M said...

So...Mick ISN'T dead. That's strangely reassuring.

gadfly said...

Contrary to popular belief, God's last name is not "Damn" and the World Bank is not a bank. Supposedly, the "bank" gives away other countries' money to "needy" nations. These countries are all members of the International Monetary Fund which purportedly "loans" money to these same "needy" nations such as Greece, Ireland and the rest of the EU PIIGS. By definition, however, no loan is involved if no repayment is proffered.

As you can now understand, Hillary is the perfect president for World Bank, because she has always been the very best at redistributing taxpayer money to liberal causes.

Sarah America should withdraw the US from participation in these hidden foreign aid adventures immediately at noon on January 20, 2013.

Browndog said...

Do they have a travel office?

Just wonderin'.....job openings and such..

Old Dad said...

Rats, sinking ship and all that. Mr. Axelrod, those deck chairs won't rearrange themselves

edutcher said...

Writ Small said...

Ann said. . . she is there, ready to be the Democratic candidate for President in 2012.

I'd say it's a 2016 play. She wants to be miles away from O's failed campaign.


She'd be 69 (a vision in itself with which to conjure) then.

I somehow get a Dorian Gray vibe.

Or is that Willie?

Luther said...

"Or is that Willie?"

That vision leaves me flaccid. In so many ways.

A. Shmendrik said...

Maguro - you got that right. Where she developed the reputation as competent, I dunno. I think as much as she would be separating herself from Obama, she needs to separate herself from the mediocre job she has done at Foggy Bottom.

ironrailsironweights said...

Apropos of the LBJ comment, if Johnson had successfully run for re-election in 1968, he would have had the shortest post-Presidential life of any President. He would have died two days after his term ended.

Peter

Carol_Herman said...

Fat chance to no chance.

But IF the trip was supposed to be to Libya, to end the war there. Or some such. She then goes about applying for the World Bank's job? What is Obama, chicken liver?

Meanwhile, Huma (who may be pregnant), is following the script of a George Kaufman FARCE, "TO THEE I SING." A musical that was on Broadway back in 1931. Or so.

It's the story of an American president, who dumps his french girl friend. To marry an American. And, when he's going to be impeached, his wife comes in, and says she's pregnant.

The first time around, it came with a great score! This time? Weiner's trot to the top has been turned into a poster picture for "the other party." (The one known as "the stupid party.)

From my front porch, I see an Independent winning the whole thing in November 2012. But we shall see? Can Obama pull us all into bankruptcy first?

Chip S. said...

The first time around, it came with a great score! This time?

Actually, I can see Weiner rolling to re-election if he uses "Posterity Is Just Around the Corner" as his campaign song:

Posterity is here- I don't mean maybe!

There's nothing guarantees it like a baby!

Posterity is here and will continue!

We really didn't know you had it in you!

E.M. Davis said...

In related news, Bill Clinton is in talks to become the president of the World Sperm Bank.

PatCA said...

Looks like Hillary is putting as much distance as she can between the Usurper and Herself.

Mick said...

JAL said...
"And Barack for UN Secretary General.

Because, as we all know and agree -- even Mick -- American born (but not American American) or not being a native born American is no barrier to that."


The requirement of A2S1C5 is "natural born Citizen", not "native born citizen". "Native born" only means born in America, whereas "natural born" means born in America of 2 US Citizen parents. All natural born Citizens are native born, but not all native born are natural born.

We were given the choice of 2 ineligible candidates last election. McCain was born in Panama, and needed a statute to be a US Citizen. (USC 8 S 1403)http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode08/usc_sec_08_00001403----000-.html

Obama, even if born in the Oval office, would have needed the 14th Amendment to be a US Citizen, since he was born of a British subject father.

Natural born Citizens need no statute to become US Citizens, since they are born of the soil of 2 US Citizen parents. By Natural law they are US Citizens, what else would they be?

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@EM Davis

"In related news, Bill Clinton is in talks to become the president of the World Sperm Bank."

:) Giggity!

DaveW said...

Well, at least the hotel chambermaids would be safe.

...oh wait.

Roger J. said...

Lord the posters are on a roll here--I have spewed coffee all over my monitor--great posts, all--well except for Mick and his one trick pony

nevadabob said...

This story is wrong.

Reuters' sources never say that Hillary Clinton is in talks to do anything. The quotes in the story do not support the lead paragraph of the story.

Quotes:

Source 1: "Hillary would like to have the job."
Source 2: "Hillary would like to have the job."
Source 3: "Obama wouldn't mind if Hillary had the job."

None of these quotes supports the contention that Hillary is "in talks to become the president of the World Bank."

To be "in talks" one would have to quote sources showing her to be in communication with the board of directors of the World Bank.

She isn't.

She hasn't.

Do people even read these Reuters stories with any sort of a critical eye?

This story is horseshit and this post was slapstick for treating it as a serious piece of journalism.

AllenS said...

Sorry, nevada, but everything I do is a serious piece of journalism.

John said...

This morning's Drudge Report:

SHOWDOWN: HILLARY 'WANTS WORLD BANK'...
Lagarde Appointment 'Done Deal'...

We know about Hilary but how many people know that Lagarde is basically just another high powered Chicago lawyer?

Check her bio.

Do we really want IMF AND World Bank in the hands of Chicago lawyers?

John Henry

Insufficiently Sensitive said...

God forbid.