Hillary Clinton’s camp shot down a Reuters report, claiming the Secretary of State “wants the job” as the head of the World Bank. Current president Robert Zoellick is scheduled to vacate his post when his term ends in mid-2012.
Clinton spokesperson Philippe Reines called the story “completely untrue.” Reines said she hasn’t talked to President Obama “or anyone else about moving to the World Bank. She has expressed absolutely no interest in the job. She would not take it if offered.”
The World Bank had no comment.
Secretary Clinton visited the United Arab Emirates this week for talks on Libya, as part of a four-stop tour of the Middle East and Africa.
Clinton’s aide made even bigger headlines this week. Huma Abedin, Congressman Anthony Weiner’s wife accompanied Clinton on her business trip despite something about sketchy photos on Twitter.