Forward Thinking

You Too Can Sign It Like Jack Lew

By Dave Goldiner

You’ve seen it. President Obama has seen it. Now you get to try it out yourself.

We at the Forward are proud to present the Jack Lew signature widget, which allows you to recreate the wonderful, amazing, crazy curlicues of the first Orthodox Jew to be nominated as treasury secretary.

Go ahead, test it out (Hat tip to Yahoo News). You know you want to.

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Jack Lew's Really Bad John Hancock

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Does Jack Lew need to tighten up his penmanship if he’s going to be treasury secretary?

The Orthodox Jew whose signature is going to be on every single dollar bill in the land has a pretty weird — actually, an incredibly, startingly weird — signature.

And it seems to be the main thing the world is noticing about the man who’s President Obama’s choice to take over from Timothy Geithner.

See how YOUR own signature would look if you wrote just like Jack Lew

“A lesser-known but extremely pertinent fact about Lew is that he has the world’s worst signature,” writes Kevin Roose over at New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog. “And pretty soon, that signature could be on every single one of your dollar bills,” he writes with horror.

Roose notes that Geithner had to neaten up his already somewhat legible signature before it could be printed on dollar bills. If so, then Lew is going to have to do a complete overhaul of his John Hancock.

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