Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - Wolfowitz Drops World Bank Run; Fiorina Gets Look - Wolfowitz Drops World Bank Run; Fiorina Gets Look: "Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz pulled out of contention for World Bank president, as White House attention turned to former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Carly Fiorina as a potential candidate to lead the multilateral institution.
Officials described the focus on Ms. Fiorina as in the early stages, but reflecting a growing effort to find a successor to James D. Wolfensohn, the current bank president. Mr. Wolfensohn will step down in May after completing his second five-year term in the post. A spokeswoman for Ms. Fiorina declined to comment.
Ms. Fiorina has long had an interest in a political career or appointment, say people familiar with her thinking. She is a Republican and has met with Bush-administration officials to promote technology issues. The former executive was part of California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's transition team, and also did some analysis for him on California's economic competitiveness."

The sign-on and severance bonuses won't be as much fun this time.
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