Private: Keller motivated to name McGrath’s successor?

Some in publishing believe Bill Keller was chastened by the controversy following his pronouncements about the pending direction of the Book Review. One editor predicts Keller will act quickly to fill the vacant editor slot:

I think his mistake is going to accelerate the hire…. It’s clear he stepped in something, he couldn’t get it off his shoe, and he needs to hire someone to clean up the mess.