These days, international architects have no inhibitions about making their pitch at the highest levels of government. Seen from an international perspective, the row over Lord Rogers' London job with the Greater London Authority is a bit of a so-what. For who should I see at the recent Davos heads of state conference but Rem Koolhaas; not to be outdone, another prominent member of the passport fraternity was recently the first architect to dine with new US president George W Bush. Who? Peter Eisenman. Perhaps he lobbied him about the Carnegie.