An­other Brit

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

“Move over, David Beck­ham: An­other Brit is head­ing our way to cash in, just like the soc­cer star did,” Paul Bedard writes in the Wash­ing­ton Whis­pers col­umn of U.S. News & World Re­port.

“Re­tir­ing Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Tony Blair plans to hit the lec­ture tour in the United States be­fore or af­ter he sets up a foun­da­tion to fund hu­man­i­tar­ian work in Africa. He should do well: Yanks love him,” Mr. Bedard said.

“ ‘He’s prob­a­bly more pop­u­lar in the U.S., and there’s more money there, too,’ says Peter Rid­dell, a Blair bi­og­ra­pher. It’s a path that Blair’s buddy, for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton, blazed over­seas. Blair is also con­sid­er­ing a Bubba-like mem­oir. And we hear that if the em­bat­tled World Bank boss leaves, both could be­come can­di­dates for the job.”

Greg Pierce can be reached at 202/636-3285 or gpierce@wash­ing­ton­

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