Tracy Kidder, whose 2003 book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" tells the story of Partners in Health, says Kim has charisma and a wicked sense of humor. The evidence is online, where a video shows Kim wearing a white leather spaceman outfit, dancing the "Robot" dance and rapping for a "Dartmouth Idol" competition: http://apne.ws/GK4t1k
"This is an extraordinary appointment," Kidder says. "I can't help but think the world will be better for it. God knows, he'll shake things up."
"He's walked the villages, the slums, the prison systems," Sachs says. "Governments around the world will be very thankful for this. I don't think they wanted another politician. They wanted a development leader, and now they have one."
AP Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger and Associated Press Writers Holly Ramer in Dartmouth, N.H., and Kathy McCormack in Concord, N.H., contributed to this report.
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