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New York Sun: Governor Palin for the World Bank

I doubt this is the type of gig the Governor would be interested in, but the New York Sun makes a compelling case that she’d be far better than the individual currently being floated as a candidate for the position:

In respect of the candidacy of Hillary Clinton to be president of the World Bank, let us just say that it’s a terrible idea. This is not a quarrel with Mrs. Clinton per se; had we been endorsing in the Democratic primary for president in 2008, we’d have put in a word for her, even if by our lights Barack Obama has a more presidential personality. It happens, though, that we’ve followed the World Bank for decades, and the key feature of the whole World Bank system is the conditionality it imposes on its lending. Its presidency is a pulpit in which a tribune of free markets, sound money, limited taxation, and growth could help the banks’ shareholders and borrowers. Whatever it is that Mrs. Clinton is for, these are not the causes that come to mind.

Sarah Palin would make a more credible president of the World Bank than Mrs. Clinton. Laugh not. We understand that no one (leastwise, President Obama) is going to nominate her and she wouldn’t take the job, anyhow. But she’s a radical, pro-growth politician. She understands natural resources policy, she is a leader on energy policy, she knows fishing down to the ground (so to speak), and she came up through a fight against corruption. She is prepared to lead on sound money, as her demarche against the quantitative easing of the Federal Reserve — made before the other politicians woke up to the issue — shows. And feature the rock-star receptions she got in such places as Hong Kong and India. Sarah Palin is exactly the kind of spark-plug one would need at the World Bank — if one needed the World Bank at all.

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(h/t John Glube)

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  • Lou Welz

    Likey idea of elevating Palin  and off the subject a bit…. Chris Christie elevated to King of Jersey after  respect payed to Whitney Houston at her funeral.  Newark’s great,good citizen ,Houston. I got chills when the pall bearers lifted her casket high in air and her voice set tempo for procession out of church….. We The People Like Whom We Like …. no obamas’ ego present or disrespect shown to visiting GOP……sigh

  • colint

    I don’t know who picks and decides who will be the president of the World Bank. It would be a great story if Sarah was offered the job. She would decline as she would prefer to live in Alaska except she might agree to endure a few years in the WH.

  • misterlogic0013

    America is bigger than the world Bank. Its exactly what we want to get away from. The World Bank is better off following the principals of the United States under President Sarah Palin. World Bank = Gov control ….  Sarah Palin.s idea for America = less Gov control, EPA, regulations, etc, etc. Sarah isn’t buying the snake oil   ..   Watch the other hand, stay focused, its make or break America time. 

  • Dagobomb

    Another example of some "well meaning" individual having a great idea where Sarah really needs to be. What they really want is to bury her somewhere like energy department to lower her threat level. World bank, energy or anything else would be fixed by a Palin presidency since she would be making the picks for all those positions instead of being limited to one. She needs to be in control. They just want her out of the way.

    • ProudAmerican247

      "She needs to be in control."

      AMEN to that! 

  • Judy

    As far as I’m concerned the Governor can do anything!
    I stand w/ Sarah…

    • Greg Legakis

       Iron Dog?

  • 01_Explorer_01

    Do you know why they are floating that idea.  There is one reason.  They would not want her to have any chance of becoming the President. 

    Watch what this hand is doing while this other is doing this.  Classical progressivism at work. 

    Now if they asked her to dismantle the one world govt. world bank then……

  • nkthgreek

    I’d rather bank on her becoming POTUS.

  • watchdogmom

    Clinton’s both belong behind bars.

  • Guest

    Sarah wouldn’t take a free dog from Obama much less a job offer.

  • wodiej

    That’s an interesting thought. I don’t know what is in store for Gov. Palin but last night I was thinking, she wants to make sure the Tea Party doesn’t get derailed  or lose steam. Having a position like that would put a muzzle on her message and she’s not going to have that.

  • 4rcane

    Does Palin understand School of Austrian Economics? Bringing back the gold standard is very important. Money represent half of every trade in capitalism. The Fed are central planners who control the prices of money and are price fixers. This ruin free market capitalism.

  • mike

    Absolute proof the liberals would give Palin the world if it stops her from running as our President.
    Fat chance liberals!!!

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