And he did, in fact, affix his Hancock to the tax increases in question.
But what we don't get from Rubin or Harris is why exactly Hagel refused to affix his name to the letter.
1530s, from Medieval Latin affixare, frequentative of Latin affigere (past participle affixus) "fasten to, attach," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + figere "fasten" (see fix (v.)).
First used by Scottish writers and perhaps from Middle French affixer, a temporarily re-Latinized spelling of Old French afichier (Modern French afficher). Related: Affixed; affixing.
1610s, from affix (v.).