11/21/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Washington Post Picks Obama's Cabinet (Even if They Don't Know It)

I predict a fascinating story in the Washington Post foreshadows Barack Obama's choice as Secretary of State.  Coming on the same day the paper endorsed Obama, this bit of hagiography contains a description of how Obama deferred to Richard Nixon's Favorite Mayor (look it up) on his first foreign trip that should make the penny drop on who Mr. Post Partisan will pick. I just have a hunch.  Credit me if it happens.

Who else is on Obama's secret short list? Paul Volcker? (I can't think of any other potential Treasury secretaries who has the kind of international reputation that job will need--sorry, Austin Goolsbee!)

Who else?   Watch this space... and leave your comments below.