Carper described Allen as a “very fine person” and said either lute or Allen would be fine.
While several names have been floated for her replacement, on Capitol Hill, lute and Allen have the most senior level support.
Obama disliked him and sidelined him, while lute and Jim Jones tried to get him fired.
stringed musical instrument, late 13c., from Old French lut, leut, from Old Provençal laut, from Arabic al-'ud, the Arabian lute, literally "the wood" (source of Spanish laud, Portuguese alaude, Italian liuto), where al is the definite article. A player is a lutist (1620s) or a lutanist (c.1600, from Medieval Latin hybrid lutanista).