The Corner

On Mr. Coffin

I’ll try to not let the fact that the vice president is hiring a Red Sox fan cloud my judgment of the administration.

More seriously, again, here’s an appointment the White House can be proud of. A smart, clear-headed, genuinely good American, the kind you want in a position like that. We’ll be well-served (as will the veep). Good luck and be well, my friend.

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