New York magazine reports that Bill Daley, then President Obama's chief of staff,
"discreetly called" New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg "and asked him if he
wanted to be head of the World Bank -- Robert Zoellick was stepping down. But
Bloomberg did not want to have a boss, and he'd already begun to retool his life
for his post-mayoralty. He turned the job down."
Bloomberg of course was already into his quasi-legal, totally bought third term as mayor and had too many plans to erode the rights of New Yorkers to say yes to the job.
Plus no none tells Bloomberg what to do.
Bloomberg answers to no one.
Not the president.
Not the electorate.
Not even God.
He's in charge, okay, and don't you forget it.