- By Daniel W. Drezner
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior editor at The National Interest. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Drezner has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department.
Ever since Barack Obama was elected, I’ve received myriad queries about whether I’m going into the administration. And, for a variety of reasons, my answer has always been, "no, not interested."
After reading Ryan Lizza’s profile of Rahm Emanuel in The New Yorker, however, I must confess that there is one job that I would do for free:
I noticed that over [Emanuel’s] left shoulder, on the credenza behind him, was an official-looking name plate, which he said was a birthday present from his two brothers. It read “Undersecretary for Go F**k Yourself.”
Now that’s my kind of job. It’s a bit senior for me, though. If asked to serve, I would consider the stepping stone to that position — Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eat S**t and Die.