Discussing Bush's appointment of Robert Zoellick to head the World Bank, NPR's Alan Davidson is downright ecstatic about the revolving door between government and high powered financial institutions. Talking to Robert Siegel, who comments of Zoellick that "...one can hardly imagine a better resume for becoming president of the World Bank," Davidson is positively giddy. He says, while chuckling, "Exactly, yeah, Goldman Sachs has famously given a lot of major, uh, traded a lot of people to Washington...folks from both sides of the aisle."
In this piece of adulation, where Davidson tells us that Zoellick is "about as golden as it gets," what do we learn of Zoellick? Nothing. Not a word about his ties to the Bush family, his neocon credentials, his ties to Enron, etc. All that matters is that he's from NPR's favorite firm, Goldman Sachs. But hey, Zoellick will be leading the fight against poverty at the World Bank - he's got the resume to prove it.