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Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Gets A New Signature

Posted: May 7, 2013

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His original "doodle" made news when he was nominated for the post. His signature is, after all, displayed on the dollar.

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Jacob "Jack" Lew's signature, on the 2012 "Mid-Session Review" of the federal budget. He was director of the Office of Management and Budget at the time.

Lew's signature in a Treasury report.

Lew's signature in a Treasury report.

Back in January, when Jacob "Jack" Lew was a mere nominee for the position of Secretary of the Treasury, we fretted about his signature. (It is, after all, displayed on the dollar.) It looked like a doodle, or as New York Magazine called it, a "slinky that has lost its spring."

Well, now that Lew is officially the Secretary of the Treasury, his signature has become more, um, predictable. Here's the old one:

Here's the new one from a Financial Stability Oversight Council report posted on the Treasury website:

This news, no doubt, comes as a surprise to many of you, who overwhelmingly said back in January that Lew should keep his slinky.

h/t: Salon.com

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