The Washington Post wrote this morning that John Berry, the director of the National Zoo in Washington, had accepted an offer from President-elect Obama to become director of the Office of Personnel Management. That appears to be somewhat premature, according to Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson, who said moments ago when I spoke to her:
"Itâ€™s a rumor. He has not heard from President-elect Obama. He has not accepted the position. They have contacted him, that much Iâ€™m happy to confirm."