New CDW Secretary
This is another one of those appointments which is a surprise to 99% of everyone. A few weeks ago, I got an e.mail from someone who turned out not to be in the know, claiming that an English-speaking "Indian" was being mentioned, "but nobody seriously believes he will be named." Hmm. Oh well.
My favorite analysis of the Don appointment came in another note kindly shot my way: "I guess if you have dealt with the civil war in Sri Lanka and the military in Indonesia and Timor, then you're ready to deal with the machinations of Trautperson."
It's inculturation time.