Australian hypocrisy.

Bloomberg reports Australian treasurer Peter Costello: “Zoellick is an excellent candidate for the World Bank presidency and will be supported by Australia.” Australia joined Brazil and South Africa last week in calling for “transparent” selection process based on merit and open to citizens of all nations. “Following the completion of current processes, it is Australia’s view that the World Bank should examine the selection process for the president,” Costello said.

You explain to me how you can support a transparent merit-based selection process and Bush’s hand-picked crony at the same time.  It’s called talking out of both sides of your face.  Shame.