I ask the question because President Obama has offered up some cove called Jack Lew to be his next Secretary of the Treasury. I know nothing about Mr. Lew other than two things. First, he cannot manage joined-up writing, it is quite beyond him, as his signature indicates:
Now, I am not unsympathetic to Mr. Lew's plight because in this age of electronic typing and the fact that signing cheques has almost disappeared, I, too, have to pause and think before I sign anything. However, Mr. Lew, as Secretary to the Treasury, has to sign every single dollar bill that is produced - well, he doesn't sign each and every one, of course, but his signature is reproduced, and frankly, the signature above might confirm to the world what it has suspected for some time that the kids have taken over the financial nursery in Washington! The only good thing about it is that you might be able to check the validity of your dollar bills by counting the whorls and loops which are likely to fool your average counterfeiter.
The second problem with Mr. Lew's infantile scribble is that according to RT.com, a handwriting expert has analysed it and come to the conclusion that:
Jack Lew might be the cuddly type.
“Such strokes are common among those who prefer a ‘softer’ approach to problem-solving,” the newspaper quotes Kathi McKnight as saying. She also concluded that the signature is similar in style to the handwriting of Princess Diana.
My advice? Short the dollar - quick!