Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

Barney Frank (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

First rule of Washington: If you really want a particular job, the thing to do is pretend that you don’t want that job, Al Kamen and Emily Heil of In the Loop inform us. Barney Frank shockingly just broke this rule by publicly begging to be named to fill John Kerry’s seat.

In other news: The historic Sequoia, formerly the yacht of presidents before Jimmy Carter sold it off, is now ensnarled in a legal battle.

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