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Forget Dumbledore, bring on Gordon Brown.

J.K. Rowling says she wants Gordon Brown to be in charge. Fortunately for her, he is.

British prime minister Brown, once dismissed as a dour intellectual, is enjoying something of a re-birth.  According to Rowling's assessment in the Time 100 (May 2009) issue: "When capitalism shuddered on its foundations last year, Brownite words like morality and responsibility started issuing from the unlikeliest politicians. Global financial regulation, something Brown had advocated long before September 2008 shot to the top of the political agenda."

Still, we shouldn't be surprised.  At age 10,  young Brown, the son of a Presbyterian minister, invited a notorious local burglar to dine at the family home.  Not even Harry Potter did that.

To put a hold on the biography of Gordon Brown, click here.
To see J.K. Rowling's Time 100 article, click here.
To see the No. 10 Downing Street web site, click here.