Hillary Clinton Seeks To Run World Bank

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Update 2: State Department official says Clinton would not even take World Bank job if it was offered - CBS News

Update: NBC WIRE: From Philippe Reines, a Clinton spokeman: "It's 100% untrue, Reuters is wrong. That's on the record."

Phew, that was scary...

We are surprised that the "recidivist rapist" post-DSK PR backlash took so long. Yet it is now here. From Reuters:

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the
    White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World
    Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said Thursday.

Far more importantly, another rat leaves Obama's sinking ship. In the meantime, feminists everywhere rejoice, because, you know, Hillary, extremely experienced in economic, bankruptcy, and other financial issues is a woman.  Next up: Oprah seeks to run the Bilderberg group, in order to give it a more "streamlined", humane appearance and Rachel Maddow in rumored to run the Trilateral Commission. Obviously, Erin Burnett is a shoo in for the CFR. And yes, the world has now officially gone crazy.

From Reuters:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in discussions with the White House about leaving her job next year to become head of the World Bank, sources familiar with the discussions said Thursday.

The former first lady and onetime political rival to President Barack Obama quickly became one of the most influential members of his cabinet after she began her tenure at State in early 2009.

She has said publicly she did not plan to stay on at the State Department for more than four years. Associates say Clinton has expressed interest in having the World Bank job should the Bank's current president, Robert Zoellick, leave at the end of his term, in the middle of 2012.

"Hillary Clinton wants the job," said one source who knows the secretary well.

A second source also said Clinton wants the position.

A third source said Obama has already expressed support for the change in her role. It is unclear whether Obama has formally agreed to nominate her for the post, which would require approval by the 187 member countries of the World Bank.

The White House declined to comment.

A spokesman for Clinton, Philippe Reines, denied she wanted the job or had conversations with the White House about it.

Revelations of these discussions could hurt Clinton's efforts as America's top diplomat if she is seen as a lame duck in the job at a time of great foreign policy challenges for the Obama administration.

However, the timing of the discussions is not unusual given that the United States is considering whether to support another European as head of the World Bank's sister organization, the IMF.

The head of the IMF has always been a European and the World Bank presidency has always been held by an American.

That unwritten gentleman's agreement between
Europe and the United States, is now being aggressively challenged by
fast-growing emerging market economies that have been shut out of the

The United States has not
publicly supported the European candidate for the IMF, French Finance
Minister Christine Lagarde, although Washington's support is expected.

Neither institution has ever been headed by a woman.

Clinton were to leave State, John Kerry, a close Obama ally who is
chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is among those who
could be considered as a possible replacement for her.

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phungus_mungus's picture

Positioning herself to take advantage of a Post-Obama USA... 

Long-John-Silver's picture

Which will be a Post-America that's no longer American.

tasmandevil's picture

When lawyers wanna run the economics department, is there any use for economists anymore? Clinton's supposed to be a lawyer, like Lagarde who eyes the IMF top job. Or is it just they ran outta morally OK male economists?

Reese Bobby's picture

This won't make the hotel maids any safer!

solgundy's picture

This won't make the hotel maids any safer!


yup....if she gets the job, where do you think Anthony Weiner will be working?

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Hilary just wants to lick carpet. Her marriage to Bill is a sham. Why do you think that Bill was chasing that cow Monica? Come on you are the president of the USA, you can do better than that.

hbjork1's picture

From what her high school girl friend in California was quoted in print as saying when she was leaving for DC, she was more likely chasing him.  But he had to severely short on common sense not to realize that she would want some sort of bragging rights.  She would HAVE to tell someone.  He was, after all, the President of The United States and at that time that still meant something.  

Conrad Murray's picture

Which will be a Post-America that's no longer American.

Obama's CIA Director Linked to Spies Through Communist Party Figure - http://www.usasurvival.org/ck06.08-1.2011.html

CPL's picture

That' blue blood POS hasn't got a hope in hell.  So no worries

MarketTruth's picture

The Clintons are perhaps one of the top scums on earth. Look up their dealings, their MURDERING and shady business practices:


lynnybee's picture

+ 1 for the truth.   "scums" is toooo nice a word for them.

zaknick's picture

Next up: Oprah seeks to run the Bilderberg group, in order to give it a more "streamlined", humane appearance and Rachel Maddow in rumored to run the Trilateral Commission. Obviously, Erin Burnett is a shoo in for the CFR. And yes, the world has now officially gone crazy

ha! Fight Club is now in session, bitchez!

hambone's picture

"Fight clubs is in session" - thats funny...but we aren't really gonna fight, right?  I don't want to do anything that requires me to come around my monitor and take actual action. 

Hambone has a junkyard persona that's gotta be maintained...by not doing shit bout much of anything beyond digitally complaining.

SilverIsKing's picture


LODE going to the AMEX.  Your thoughts?

zaknick's picture

Sorry, my friend, but the fight has been brought to America by the banksters a long time ago in the form of class warfare.

Stand up like Mike Krieger's friend and awesome researcher on Truth David DeGraw or you and your loved ones will suffer their consequences even more.

www.ampedstatus.com is organizing for Flag Day June14th.

hambone's picture

Thanks Zaknick for the link - sorry I forget to add my <sarc on/off> as I'm doing my best to prepare but tough to be patient while this shit plays out so slowly.  I'm ready to remake Amerika but know ZH is way ahead of the curve and we have to wait for years til mainstream catches up (if ever).


serotonindumptruck's picture

Do you hold dual citizenship, hambone?

Or are you just a shill for the elite?

trentusa's picture

i heard there is a Fight Club chapter in Dallas...but they're just abunch of bored anonymous hackers listened to too much Tupac when they was kids-they'll never do shit

baby_BLYTHE's picture

I have been to a real Fight Club before, SRS. The most Hxc thing you will ever witness.

trentusa's picture

I just realized...jeeezzzus. I'm w/ u.

Trundle's picture

Those who still have estrus cycles, will synchronize theirs.

quintago's picture

non-tribal member running the WB?

Arius's picture

what is about "rodham"? i thought her father was a state senator, but was that important?

serotonindumptruck's picture

I'm not sure. Does jewish ancestry dictate that the mother must be jewish?

israhole's picture

“The Jews could be put down very plausibly as the most unpleasant race ever heard of. As commonly encountered they lack any of the qualities that mark the civilized man: courage, dignity, incorruptibility, ease, confidence. They have vanity without pride, voluptuousness without taste, and learning without wisdom. Their fortitude, such as it is, is wasted upon puerile objects, and their charity is mainly a form of display.”

– H. L. Mencken, “Treatise on the Gods,” 1930

Vic Vinegar's picture

Yet the cool thing about Mencken (really one of the greatest Americans ever, up there with Twain, HST, Ambrose Bierce and Hemingway) is that he was an equal opportunity-hater:

The normal American of the "pure-blooded" majority goes to rest every night with an uneasy feeling that there is a burglar under the bed and he gets up every morning with a sickening fear that his underwear has been stolen. 

-HL Mencken, "The Anglo-Saxon American"

Kinda sounds like some Zero Hedge commenters. :-)

LasVegasDave's picture

It takes a special type of scumbag to go through life wearing your hate for an entire race of people on your sleeve.

And nice to hide behind a screen name while calling others cowards.

Sorry "the jews" are responsible for ruining your pathetic life

and, BTW, congratulations dipshit, you take the loser of the day award!

duo's picture

or to take advantage of a post-USA Obama?

JohnG's picture

I'm pretty sure my  head just exploded.

DaveyJones's picture

If Tyler would just take off the last word in that headline, it'd be accurate

Ham Wallet's picture

I'm bullish on cankles.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

No shit. People keep acting like this corruption is new.

You all failed your test, and you will be slaves.


serotonindumptruck's picture

Are you bullish on dreidel and matzva, also?

Janice's picture

I guess no experience required for President, none required for World Bank either.  What a mess. 

DaveyJones's picture

well, other than organized crime 

Orly's picture

"...the world has now officially gone crazy."

Don't be so shocked.  Hill is in the same club as Bill, W, Poppy and Barry.

daZbig and Henry still call her, "Buddy," regardless.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Yup yup. one and the same. Vince foster, remember him? 

Shot himself twice in the head. Talk about a tough crew, hmmmm?


Orly's picture

At least he had the common decency to drag his body down a small flight of stairs and into the weeds.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Hah! Decent AND tough as nails!


falak pema's picture

There was this guy Phil Young in Cambodia who shot himself at 76. They found him with a gun in one hand and a crucifix in his other. He had a lot to forgive himself for...long story...

Oh regional Indian's picture

Holy smoke. Fox, henhouse.
Yoicks. Ugh.
Look at her rise though. Crazy. Is there no way to get this family off the stage?



Orly's picture

Sorry.  Not after the off-shore rigs got too hot and Poppy had to move his operation to Mena, Arkansas.  In exchange for their discretion, the Clintons had to be made partners.



zaknick's picture

You are pretty fantastic, Orly. You went down that rebbit hole, eh? Fellow travel companion here except my family lived it in the flesh so for me it was and is a personal quest for....vengeance? Justice? Something like that.

And to think of the motherfucking zombies who are going to junk you.

God bless!

Orly's picture

God bless you and your family, too, Nick.

As I tell ORI and anyone who will listen:

The crazier it gets, the more it makes sense.  How long did it take me to figure that link out, four seconds?  When the only thing left is that improbable, it is still the correct solution.

Which part did you live in flesh and blood?

Panama, WTC, Mena, JFK, Iran-Contra, Nicaragua?  I would be curious.  No details is fine.  I would just like a cursory bit to add some humanity to my  mental and emotional file.


Orly's picture

Encore, falak?

What do you have for thick-cut pork chops instead?