Some thoughts here.
Hey, if Hagel doesn't make it through maybe Obama can nominate Stanley Fischer as Defense Secretary!
One talented undergraduate at American University that I TAed for in intermediate micro last semester said that Stanley Fischer was a big influence on his interest in economics. The student was older - he applied to American out of the IDF, and told me that what he read about Fischer's handling of the financial crisis in Israel first attracted him to the field.
The Lonely Unicorn
6 hours ago