Hillary Rodham Clinton, blessed with two Jewish deputy secretaries of state, goes all Neil Simon in bidding farewell to one of them, Jim Steinberg.
From Foreign Policy, which nabs the internal letter:
For me, Jim has been a friend and invaluable counselor. For two years he played Oscar to Jack Lew’s Felix, and forged a new and effective partnership with Deputy Secretary Tom Nides. This building really won’t be the same without him.
What does this mean? Jack Lew cooks? Jim Steinberg is a Mets fan? They lunched on park benches, a jazz combo lurking nearby?
Steinberg, incidentally, is to be replaced by Bill Burns. Who is not Jewish. Is he a Mets fan?