Joe Biden's team of careerists

Wait, you may wonder about this apparent Harvard focus, where is the diversity?!

Not to worry. The choice to lead the National Security Council, Jake Sullivan, is a previous Biden adviser who went to Yale, before winning a Rhodes scholarship. And there is still lots of speculation about a likely spot for Bruce Reed, a veteran Biden aide who went to Princeton, before winning a Rhodes scholarship. His choice for Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, is not a long-time Biden adviser but is someone he has known for years. She went to Brown and Yale.

The opening days of the transition have highlighted something that has been clear for years to anyone following Biden’s personnel preferences: He tends to have crushes on a couple of well-defined types.

One of those types is the Washington professional with impeccable credentials from elite institutions.