Leon Panetta, the son of immigrant parents, has had an incredible career in public service. He's been a congressman, White House chief of staff, director of the CIA, and secretary of defense. He recently published a new book, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace.
In the Oct. 14 Wall Street Journal, Panetta explains how a fruit stand on his family's California farm launched his career in politics.
I can think of no better way to cap his career in government service than for Panetta, who is generally respected by both political parties, to lead and broker a comprehensive immigration reform law.