Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Frist Cashes Out of the World Bank Replacement Running

Former Sen Bill Frist (R-TN) has taken his name out of the running to be the new World Bank President. Paul Wolfowitz announced earlier this month he was resigning over the ethics scandal surrounding his pay raises and perks for former girlfriend Shaha Ali Riza. From the AP:

"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."
Sen Frist had said he planned a "sabbatical from public life" when he quit the Senate last year. (AP via Yahoo)

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