I am interested to see that my friend Lisa's mom, Carla Hills, is mentioned as a possible sucessor to Wolfensohn at the World Bank. That would be cool, because she is awesome. She's formidable; as a teenager I was scared of her. Well, maybe I'm still a little scared now. She did the negotiating for NAFTA as US Trade rep in the Bush I administration (though it was actually enacted under Clinton), and served as HUD Secretary under Ford. She and her husband also helped found swanky law firm Munger, Tolles and Olson, where their amazingly cool son-in-law now works, much to their satisfaction (hi Kelly!). More pertinent to our teenage life was Roderick Hills' service on the board of Anheuser-Busch, something which led to a lot of fine malt beverage products coming our way in those dry, not yet legal drinking age days. Shit, I hope Carla doesn't read my blog. Forget I said that.