White House taps Dartmouth president to head World Bank
Jim Yong Kim, President Dartmouth College will be nominated by President Obama to head the World Bank. Photo credit: WHO/P.Virot.
March 23rd, 2012
09:29 AM ET

White House taps Dartmouth president to head World Bank

A senior administration official confirms that President Obama will nominate Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank.
from CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian

Topics: President Obama

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  1. Nancy

    Why isn't there a story about Obama bypassing the sanctions imposed by Congress and giving the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD 1.5 BILLION dollars!!!

    March 23, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • mcp123

      Because it never happened...and most news organizations are actually reputable.

      March 24, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • Jim

      Isn't it amazing that, within only one week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade, the press found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair during the last few years?
      And, they even uncovered photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc.

      Furthermore, they not only know the cause of the family fight, but they even know it was a wedge from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade.
      Not only that, they know which wedge!
      And, each & every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates on Tiger's sex rehab stay, his wife's plans for divorce, as well as the dates & tournaments in which he will play.
      Now, Barack Hussein Obama has been in office for three years,

      Yet this very same press:
      · Cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors;
      · Or find any of Obama's high school or college classmates;
      · Or locate any of his college papers or grades;
      · Or determine how he paid for both a Columbia & a Harvard education;
      · Or discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980's;
      · Or even find Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism.
      They just can't seem to uncover any of this.
      Yet, the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth!

      I find that totally amazing, don't you?

      March 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
  2. bigman

    Get er done.

    March 23, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  3. judy

    Good choice.

    March 23, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • Howard

      Good choice ??? Why? This guy has ZERO banking experience !!! Oh yeah, you liberals elected a community organizer, who's only political experience was voting 'PRESENT' 127 TIMES ... that's why America is now circling the bowl !!!

      March 23, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
      • Lefty

        You should know by now Howard that no matter what Obama says or does the sheep will follow and worship him. You'd have better luck reasoning with a brick wall than a Dem, at least the brick wall is consistent.

        March 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • landofgreatness

      Yes, I agree. Good choice.

      "Dr. Kim trained dually as a physician and medical anthropologist. He received his M.D.
      and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Kim has been recognized on numerous occasions
      as a global leader and distinguished professional, including being awarded a MacArthur
      "Genius" Fellowship in 2003; being named one of America's 25 best leaders by US News
      & World Report in 2005; and being named as one of the 100 most influential people in
      the world by Time magazine in 2006. He was a contributing editor to the 2003 and 2004
      World Health Report, and his edited volume Dying for Growth: Global Inequity and the
      Health of the Poor analyzes the effects of economic and political change on health
      outcomes in developing countries."

      But I am sure that some predisposed and hate mongering bloggers are sure that he cannot do the job because – well, because they say so, and because president Obama nominated him. Thank God we finally have a president with a higher I.Q. level than the politically typical armchair quarterback slamming a Bud Lite and demeaning anyone who has accomplished anything of significance in life. (besides spewing hate)

      March 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  4. JINSU

    So proud of you as a Korean a nd Harvard SPH alumi!
    You deserve it

    March 23, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  5. Lefty

    I thought Hillary wanted this job?

    March 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  6. jerry

    A globalist with a PHD in Anthropology (like obama's mother)...who has no experience in finance or banking... a typical obama move...political and self serving to the bone.

    March 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  7. RealityBites

    In recent months, Dartmouth has struggled to come to terms with allegations of fraternity hazing.

    During such a crisis, a great leader would have stood up and asserted himself to establish a process for dealing with the truth and helping the community heal. Instead, Kim was barely heard on the issue, and eventually gave meek testimony to The Dartmouth, the independent student newspaper. “This is not a monarchy,” Kim said. “I barely have any power — I’m a convener, and I’m a convener of people with very different views of where we should go.”

    March 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  8. rightytighty

    Like Obama, Kim is president cry baby. He needs to man up, put his pants on, sit at the table and take responsibility.

    March 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  9. Sponge-Bob

    Obviously Kim must have rounded up some big campaign donors at one point or another, there's no other reason to give him this job, maybe he knows Bill Ayers.

    March 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
    • Howard


      March 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  10. NHman

    Most of these comments are as shallow and self serving as the very thing they are gripping about. The level complexity with these sort of things are far beyond most of us can figure out sitting at our computer desks at home. If people would spend less time gripping and more time doing, our entire country would be better off.

    March 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm |