By David Lazarus
10:22 AM PST, January 9, 2013
If, as it appears, Jack Lew is being picked by President Obama as his nominee to serve as Treasury secretary, get ready for a goofy addition to our money.
No, he's not going to dress it up in fancy colors or include a picture of Kim Kardashian. He's going to sign his name.
That's what Treasury secretaries get to do -- they slap their signature on our currency. Typically, that's not such a big deal.
In Lew's case, though, it's noteworthy. Why? Because the guy signs his name like a first-grader scrawling loop-the-loops.
We've known for months now that Lew, who has been running the Office of Management and Budget, has a really strange John Hancock. In 2011, a memo surfaced containing the distinctive penmanship.
So if Lew advances in the money world, we'll all soon be able to bask in his mark.
Me? I think it's about time our cash reflected such a serious and sober personal sensibility. Remember, others won't respect you unless you respect yourself.
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