Politico recently lost Morning Defense Editor Chuck Hoskinson to The Navy Times. He’s the third Morning Defense Editor to bolt in less than two years. But leave it to Politico Pro Editor Tim Grieve to paint a glowing picture and inflate the newbie coming in to replace him. That would be Austin Wright — we’ll see how long he wants to hack it. We get it — what’s Grieve supposed to do, run bets with colleagues on how long this one will last? Instead, it’s Wright is a “natural” for “Morning Defense.” Riiight. We’re sure the others were too.

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