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Odysseus
04-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Imagine that you are the President-Elect of the United States and have to assemble a cabinet. Who is your dream team?

Here's mine, with the caveat that some departments would be eliminated and merged into other departments IOT scale them back to their few legitimate functions at the federal level:

Vice President of the United States
Sarah Palin

Department of State
John Bolton

Department of the Treasury
Thomas Sowell

Department of Defense
Ralph Peters

Department of Justice
Attorney General
Mark Levin (until a Supreme Court position opens up)
Solicitor General
Ann Coulter

Department of the Interior
Rudy Guiliani

Department of Agriculture
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Commerce
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior and Department of State

Department of Labor
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Health and Human Services
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Transportation
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Energy
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Defense

Department of Education
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Veterans Affairs
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Defense

Department of Homeland Security
GEN David Petraeus

Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
Milton Friedman

Environmental Protection Agency
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of the Interior

Office of Management & Budget
Walter Williams

United States Trade Representative
Lawrence Kudlow

United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Victor Davis Hansen

White House Chief of Staff
Bobby Jindal

Press Secretary
Rush Limbaugh

PoliCon
04-09-2009, 12:15 PM
no president?

Odysseus
04-09-2009, 12:26 PM
no president?

Read the first line of the post. :rolleyes:

PoliCon
04-09-2009, 01:15 PM
Read the first line of the post. :rolleyes:

EGADS! If I were elected president - I'd order mass executions! Anyone dumb enough to elect me must be killed before they can do worse!:p

Odysseus
04-09-2009, 01:41 PM
EGADS! If I were elected president - I'd order mass executions! Anyone dumb enough to elect me must be killed before they can do worse!:p

That platform has already been taken by the DNC :D

djones520
04-09-2009, 01:44 PM
Why put the Department of Energy under the DoD? Seems much more like an Interior thing to me.

ReaganForRus
04-09-2009, 03:11 PM
No to Phil Gramm.........he started the financial deregulation mess in 1998 by stressing that Glass Steagall was obsolete, that financial institutions should be able to underwrite and sell their own products.....Look where that got us.

Being a Texan, I loathe both Gramms, Phil and Wendy.

Ever wonder why Phil chose not to run for re-election as US Senator from Texas? It all had to do with Wendy being involved up to her nose in the Enron debacle as a Board of Director member. Phil would have been lynched.

No, the Gramms aren't welcome in Texas. That is why they chose to stay near D.C., rather than face the music back home.

Oh, care to guess what financial institution Phil works for now?

UBS

Good riddance!:mad:


Walter Williams for OMB

Odysseus
04-09-2009, 04:41 PM
Why put the Department of Energy under the DoD? Seems much more like an Interior thing to me.

Energy is a national security issue, not an economic issue. First, the money that we pay out goes to regimes that spend it on exporting ideologies that undermine us. Second, those regimes that export oil and gas tend to be unstable in their own right and destabilizing to the nations around them. Development of alternative energy sources therefore attacks those regimes, undermines their capacity to attack us and starves them of the resources that they need to maintain and expand their power.

Odysseus
04-09-2009, 04:42 PM
No to Phil Gramm.........he started the financial deregulation mess in 1998 by stressing that Glass Steagall was obsolete, that financial institutions should be able to underwrite and sell their own products.....Look where that got us.

Being a Texan, I loathe both Gramms, Phil and Wendy.

Ever wonder why Phil chose not to run for re-election as US Senator from Texas? It all had to do with Wendy being involved up to her nose in the Enron debacle as a Board of Director member. Phil would have been lynched.

No, the Gramms aren't welcome in Texas. That is why they chose to stay near D.C., rather than face the music back home.

Oh, care to guess what financial institution Phil works for now?

UBS

Good riddance!:mad:


Walter Williams for OMB

Good points. I'll edit.

bflavin
04-10-2009, 02:15 AM
I went with a lot of what Odysseus put down...changed a few of them though.

Vice President of the United States
Chuck Baldwin

Department of State
Not sure...my initial thought is Colin Powell.

Department of the Treasury
This one I definitely don't know.

Department of Defense
Gen. Petreus

Department of Justice
Attorney General
Mark Levin
Solicitor General
Ann Coulter

Department of the Interior
Sam Brownback

Department of Agriculture
Eliminated, some functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Commerce
Eliminated, some functions split between Department of Interior and Department of State

Department of Labor
Eliminated entirely

Department of Health and Human Services
Eliminated entirely

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Eliminated entirely

Department of Transportation
Eliminated, some functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Energy
Eliminated, some functions merged under DHS

Department of Education
Eliminated

Department of Veterans Affairs
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Defense

Department of Homeland Security
Sheriff Joe Arapio

Environmental Protection Agency
Eliminated

United States Ambassador to the United Nations
None. US will withdraw from the UN kick the UN out of the US

White House Chief of Staff
Bill O'Reilly

Press Secretary
Sean Hannity

PoliCon
04-10-2009, 03:12 PM
Vice President of the United States
Tom Tancredo

Department of State
Rush Limbaugh

Department of the Treasury
Steve Forbes

Department of Defense
Gen. George Patton - yes I know he's dead - I'd have him cloned just so he could hold this office. ;)

Department of Justice
Attorney General
Janice Rogers Brown (lets see how good peoples memories are . . .)
Solicitor General
Charles W. Pickering (lets see how good peoples memories are . . .)

Department of the Interior
T. Boon Pickens

Department of Agriculture
Returned to the states

Department of Commerce
Joe the Plumber :) Just for fun

Department of Labor
Returned to the states

Department of Health and Human Services
Returned to the states

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Returned to the states

Department of Transportation
Merged with interior - after a severe reduction in scope and staff

Department of Energy
Returned to the states

Department of Education
Returned to the states

Department of Veterans Affairs
Ted Nugent

Department of Homeland Security
Jim Quinn

Environmental Protection Agency
All staff eliminated. The old fashioned way. By Firing squad.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Jackie Mason - just to piss off the racists :)

White House Chief of Staff
Ann Coulter

Press Secretary
Chris Wallace

ReaganForRus
04-10-2009, 04:59 PM
T Boone Pickens is no conservative, T Boone is for T Boone and only T Boone. Some facts on T Boone.

T Boone has his own MUD district in the panhandle of Texas, This sole purpose of this MUD district is to has the power of eminent domain to use against his neighbors. Why?

T.Boone wants water rights. He wants to use eminent domain to seize land for a 56 inch pipeline from the Panhandle of Texas to the Dallas Metroplex. The reason? T. Boone plans to drill as many water wells in the Panhandle in order utilize the vast Ogalalla watershed for his own personal use. The neighboring states of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, as well as the States of Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota, are seeking permanent injunctions against T. Boone for the pipeline and the proposed drilling.

Why?

Because sucking the Ogalalla dry would leave those states as dust bowls. They know you cannot strip mine a water resource as vast as those States mentioned and not have a dramatic impact on the entire nation.

T. Boone is for T. Boone

Let's not even talk about his wind energy plans.

Brown and Pickering would be excellent choices (until Supreme Court positions become available.)

marinejcksn
04-10-2009, 05:28 PM
Vice President of the United States
Ron Paul

Department of State
John Bolton

Department of the Treasury
David D. Friedman

Department of Defense
Ralph Peters

Department of Justice
Attorney General
Mark Levin
Solicitor General
Alex Kozinski

Department of the Interior
Rudy Guiliani

Department of Agriculture
Eliminated, functions returned to the States.

Department of Commerce
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior and Department of State

Department of Labor
Eliminated, functions returned to the States.

Department of Health and Human Services
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Interior

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Eliminated, functions returned to the States.

Department of Transportation
Eliminated, functions returned to the States.

Department of Energy
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Defense

Department of Education
Eliminated, functions returned to the States.

Department of Veterans Affairs
Eliminated, functions merged under Department of Defense

Department of Homeland Security
GEN David Petraeus

Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
Thomas Sowell

Environmental Protection Agency
Eliminated,functions returned to the States.

Office of Management & Budget
Stephen Moore

United States Trade Representative
Robert P. Murphy

United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Elliminated. The United States officially rebukes the UN as the worthless money-wasting idiots they are, kicks their incompetant asses out of NYC and bulldozes the HeadQuarters. :D

White House Chief of Staff
Jim DeMint

Press Secretary
Glenn Beck