Back in December, I commented on President Obama's choice of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, a job that, we all realize, has become an excruciatingly important. My immediate, knee-jerk reaction at the time was "Huh?" And then I expressed a different (and I hope more thoughtful) response.
That's all by way of saying that there was a good piece in today's Des Moines Register about Vilsack's first hundred days (since, ya know, we're all hell-bent now on critiquing and assessing leaders before they've even had time to figure out where their parking spaces and the nearest bathroom are . . . ) Worth reading.