If all goes according to plan, the European Union will soon have a new honcho, and it looks as if the former British prime minister is the front-runner. But the bloom is definitely off the rose, Tony Blair having been such a Bush lappie during the Iraq war. Even in view of the former PM’s pro-war stance, Europe’s conservatives are the ones miffed at the idea of Blair possibly becoming the “president of Europe.” — PS

Global Post:

What power the office of EU president will have is not spelled out in the treaty. Still, it’s a cool title and no less a person than former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has made it clear through his spin machine that he wants the job.

British bookies make him the favorite to get the job. And if the odds maker makers are right, Blair will have a chance to shape and define the leadership of the European Union.

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