In a blog post on the New York Times website, columnist Paul Krugman says no to serving as treasury secretary. Which is clarifying, even though he was never offered the job anyway.
"Yes, I've heard about the notion that I should be nominated as Treasury Secretary. I'm flattered, but it really is a bad idea," writes Krugman.
The first reason Krugman lists is, he admits, that he's "indeed the World's Worst Administrator — and that does matter."
The second reason: "Oh, and there's not a chance that I would be confirmed."
But the foremost reason, according to the guy who was never offered the job in the first place, "is that it would mean taking me out of a quasi-official job that I believe I'm good at and putting me into one I'd be bad at."