(Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Here’s what the Loop is reading:

Keep your friends close — There are few contrarians among President Obama’s Cabinet picks. Plus more detail about Jack Lew’s tenure at Citigroup during rocky times.

Something in the wind — The Social Security Administration withdrew its letter of reprimand to a gassy employee, after the Smoking Gun Web site published the snicker-worthy memo.

Blind itemThis piece about the new etiquette surrounding pot-smoking includes the example of a female “27-year-old aide to a GOP congressman” who hides her penchant for pot from her “ultraconservative, 50-something boss.” It’s not specific enough to narrow down, but guessing is still fun...

What not to read— We’re shocked, shocked, I tell you to learn that there are “outdated, duplicative” and unnecessary reports produced in Washington.