James Steinberg

Possible Kerry Cabinet

WASHINGTON - This is a story of absolutely undeniable, certifiably well-documented, highly credible and most assuredly airtight and rock-solid RUMORS, HUNCHES and SPECULATION.

That said, there are a few things that are, in fact, facts: Whoever wins the election in little more than two weeks will have to quickly put together an administration - in John Kerry's case, calling on former Clinton officials and staffers, campaign advisers, perhaps fellow lawmakers, past and present, to put together a White House from scratch.

Another fact: You're more likely to hear a candidate say he botched a question in last week's debate than admit he's talking to a buddy about being secretary of...