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Or so said the Post‘s Robert McCartney on WAMU this morning, discussing who might replace the departing John Catoe: “This is a very prestigious position, general manager of Washington’s Metro system. It’s the second largest transit system in the country, it’s in the nation’s capital. So I think a lot of ambitious, you know, 40-something transit officials around the country will be quite interested in the job. It’s an opportunity also to turn things around and really make your name, sort of like Michelle Rhee. You know, you could be the Michelle Rhee of Washington transit.”

Photograph by Darrow Montgomery