The NY Times tells us about Jacob Lew, Obama's new chief of staff and a major behind-the-scenes player in the fiscal cliff talks.
This detail struck me:
At 57, Mr. Lew may be the most unassuming power broker in Washington. He is deeply religious (an Orthodox Jew, he leaves work each Friday before sundown) and is so strait-laced that his colleagues feel compelled to apologize when they curse in front of him. He brings his own lunch (a cheese sandwich and an apple) and eats at his desk.
Odd contrast in offic style. Infamously potty mouthed Rahm Emmanuel, the former chief of staff, is now off in Chi-town.