Sign "O" the Times


The NYT invited what appears to be everyone to weigh in on the pressing issue of what Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom should look for in his next SecDef, but really it all boils down to just two things:

• A willingness to actually take the job

• The ability to impersonate a rubber stamp

Judging by the complete lack of enthusiasm on the part of the various names being floated, it’s a safe guess that the second item will be easier to find than the first one.