London - (Ass Mess): Speaking to the BBC today Nobel prize winner and former senior vice-president/chief economist at the World Bank Joe Stiglitz said he felt confident that Tony Blair would now be offered Paul Wolfowitz's CEO post at the World Bank:
"Just intuitive kinda thing you know. Years of experience in the field. Nose to the ground. Always on the right scent.
"Of course, I have to protect my sources, kinda confidential at my level of seniority.
"Networking! That's what it's all about. Ya just have to know the right people. And have a finger on the pulse at the highest levels. Trust me."
Stiglitz's pronouncement was met with interest by subscribers to satirical website The Spoof!
One parody source commented today:
"The Spoof revealed that Blair was being lined up for Paul Wolffowitz's job in March this year.
"Most weeks it has carried an update on the developments.
"During the last four weeks of tense negotiations for Wolfowitz's severance pay and conditions veteran writers at the Spof have sucessfully tipped Tony Blair for the top World Bank job.
"So if you want to knowm where Stiglitz gets his information, it's pretty obvious to just about everybody."
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