Washington DC - (Ass Mess): The Corrupt Bastards Club is standing by its right to pick the next head of the World Bank just as it has done for the last seventy odd years since the outbreak of World War II.
A statement issued by the CBC today denied that legal challenges to this time-honored tradition were any kind of threat despite newspaper reports that pressure was being brought to bear on the Club's self-appointed priviledges:
"For over half a century the World Bank has claimed the moral hight ground on what's best for business, global trade, ethical practise and good governance," said the Daily Whitewash today.
"Then we got a tosser like Paul Wolfowitz who reinvented nepotism according to Corrupt Bastards Club founding fathers' principles and tenets.
"Now that it comes to picking his successor the god-given rights of the CBC are open to question.
"It might be hard to pick a worse incumbent than Wolfowitz. But that's not the point.
"We'd like NATO or the UN Security Council to make the decision and not some rabid oil industry graft specialist self-help group."
But the Corrupt Bastards hit back at this 'unwarranted attack on their integrity' today and said that:
"Under an unwritten rule, CBC picks the World Bank chief regardless of is CV, references or credentials.
"UK Hellfire Club members have exercised similar authority over the top job at the International Monetary Fund since 1957 and we have no problem with that.
"Our next man goes in with no questions asked."
Political spreadbetting index Aintgotaprayer.com has reported a wall of money being wagered that jailed DC lobbyist Jack Abramoff is to receive a full Presidential pardon and take on the World Bank job just as soon as Alberto Gonzales has been booted out of the US Justice Depasrtment.
The Abramoff odds are steady at 4/1.