Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Yuri Gripas / Reuters

Awwwww. Bummer, it would have been fun!
Frist withdraws name from World Bank
By Erik Schelzig, Associated Press Writer | May 29, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has withdrawn his name from consideration for World Bank president, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday.

Frist told administration officials Monday that he did not want to be considered for the top job at the bank, citing his desire to take a break from government work, said the source who asked not to be identified because he had not been authorized to speak publicly about the decision. (snip)

Frist, 55, in November abandoned a long-expected White House bid, instead saying that his immediate plans were to take "a sabbatical from public life."

The cynic in me looks at this and wonders what is going on. Frist was known for his ambition while in Congress, yet he doesn't run for President as predicted and he removes himself from the running on a slam dunk appointment?

I'm thinking there is something more to this, maybe something that a high profile job just might bring to the surface. What do you think?


At 9:19 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Here kitty kitty.....

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Paradise said...

Paddy, don't you idiots ever get tired? He has done more good things in his life than you would ever think of doing. give it a break!!! lol!!! you are so silly.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Joe_Sez said...

IMHO, Fristy isn't interested in bailing out GWB.

At 1:10 PM, Blogger sdh said...

Perhaps a history of insider dealing just doesn't look good for the person slated to become the World's banker.

But that could just be me.

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There seems to be quite a bit of unrest among the Europeans about this "tradition" of US Presidents appointing the WB President. Wolfie was SO bad, I'm sure a bozo like Frist wasn't going to happen. Somebody must have put that bug in his ear.


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