Put Bush at the Helm of the U.N.?
Adelman, Ken, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Nearly everyone agrees the current U.N. secretary general - mocked by Pat Buchanan as "Boootros Boootros Golly" - should not be re-elected. But nobody agrees on an ideal replacement.
Until now. That replacement -ideal for Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, the Republican Congress, and even the United Nations itself - would be George Bush. That may sound odd but makes imminent sense. No other statesman fits as nicely, would solve as many political problems, and would (I imagine) relish the opportunity.
The prospect of any other political campaign would cause Mr. Bush to groan. Yet the prospect of recommitting to public service would cause him to grin. For this is no grubby type election but a subtle election among the international elite. Just the type that fits George Bush.
Before telling how well he'd do in that post and how he could win it, I should …
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Publication information: Article title: Put Bush at the Helm of the U.N.?. Contributors: Adelman, Ken - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 20, 1996. Page number: 17. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.