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Washington - Report: Bloomberg Turned Down World Bank Job In Favor Of A Future Without A Boss

Published on: June 4, 2012 02:29 PM
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 (AP File Photo/Shannon Stapleton, Pool)Washington - New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg turned down an offer from the Obama administration to become president of the World Bank, according to a published report.

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The report, in the latest issue of New York magazine, says — without attributing to any sources — that Bill Daley, then President Obama’s chief of staff, had “discreetly called the mayor and asked him if he wanted to be head of the World Bank” after the departure of Robert Zoellick. But Mr. Bloomberg declined, because “Bloomberg did not want to have a boss, and he’d already begun to retool his life for his post-mayoralty,” according to the magazine.



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 Jun 04, 2012 at 03:37 PM Voice-of-Reason Says:

Not good for a Jewish person o run the World bank. Vhamayvin yuvin.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 04:07 PM AuthenticSatmar Says:

Obama did it when the mayor was considering a presidential run. Obama has a pattern of silencing potential critics.

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 05:19 PM PowerUp Says:

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AuthenticSatmar Says:

Obama did it when the mayor was considering a presidential run. Obama has a pattern of silencing potential critics.

If this is true, I view it in a very positive way, silencing opponants is not a bad thing, its how you do it

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 07:26 PM BeKind Says:

Who would have been his boss?

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 Jun 04, 2012 at 11:01 PM The Professor Says:

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BeKind Says:

Who would have been his boss?

The Board of Directors of the World Bank, who are finance ministers around the world. Bloomberg is correct for not wanting to get pulled in multiple directions simultaneously. He'll live longer and happier...

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 Jun 05, 2012 at 04:14 AM Dan Says:

Bloomberg has a boss, or more precisely, 8 million of them. His Imperial Idiocy may consider them his subjects, but he's responsible to those New Yorkers who elected him, and for that matter, those who didn't.

This stinking little shmendrik is gonna learn that lesson the hard way.

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