Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Handicapping the Trump Cabinet

There's a lot of speculation out there, but here are my guesses for President Trump's (doesn't that phrase feel good?) cabinet.

  • Attorney General Rudy Giuliani
  • Secretary of State former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
  • DHS Secretary Gov. Chris Christie
  • Secretary of Defense Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Department of the Interior former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
  • Secretary of Energy Harold Hamm
  • Surgeon General Ben Carson
  • National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
  • Chief of Staff Reince Priebus
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
  • Secretary of Agriculture former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue
  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
  • Secretary of Labor Victoria Lipnic
  • Secretary of Education William Evers
  • Veterans Affairs House retiring Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller
  • EPA Director Myron Ebell

Alright, you geniuses: what did I get wrong?


Datou said...

Press Secretary Milo Yiannopoulis!

CPT. Charles said...

An anti-2A for DHS chief...?

Oh hell no.

Anonymous said...

You neglected to eliminate the following organizations.

Secretary of Education
Secretary of Energy
EPA Director

Anonymous said...

Other sources have Thomas Barrack, Jr. in the running. I lean there as the background and profile batch better than Mnuchin. (He spent time in Saudi Arabia and learned Arabic.) I'm sure Mnuchin will have a role. Just maybe not Treasury.

Gospace said...

I would put Sarah Palin as Secretary of State.

m.eric said...


Anonymous said...

A contrarian move, but a good one, would be to nominate Mitt Romney as Commerce Secretary or perhaps Treasury Secretary.

Anonymous said...

How about a new FBI director?
Sheriff Arpiao needs a job!

V. said...

Unfortunately, Sheriff Arpaio is too old, which is a real shame. Maybe Sheriff Clarke from Wisconsin?

Anonymous said...

Any room there for Tom Delay, or Alberto Gonzales?

Anonymous said...

Christie? Bridgegate....! hmmm, well, if he can shut down the bridge lanes our enemies are using to come in, then maybe. :-)

Cascadia said...

Sen. Jeff Sessions should be Attorney General, not Giuliani. He was the former Attorney General of Alabama.

Heard from Mark Levin that the execrable Chris Christie is heading up the transition team. He plans to fill spaces with Bush and Romney loyalists. That is a recipe for total disaster.
Christie should never be allowed to make critical decisions.

Dept. of Education should be shut down.

Anonymous said...

Lots of RINOs on that list.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Cascadia, Muslim panderer and all around (no pun intended) RINO Christie must GO!

Doom said...

RINO city. Wow. Did... you watch the election process? You lost. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Rudy for AG. Bolton SecState Ted Cruz SCOTUS No Christie No RINO's other than rudy


commoncents said...

A SEA OF RED! 2016 Presidential Election Maps

Matthew W said...

Why the FUCK would we want Chris Christie anywhere near this administration???

Matthew W said...

"Reince Priebus"
Oh, I get it now.
This is an Onion piece.
very funny.
If I were Trump, I wouldn't let Priebus pick up dog poop.

nc71 said...

Agree with comments about Christie. This guy brings bad judgment & poison to the table. Will never forget the videos of him slobbering all over Obama a few days before the election in 2012. He can't be trusted. He's already betrayed the cause.
Same with Romney. He wouldn't serve anyway.

Also, Newt is a wise statesmen, most of the time. But to bring prominent, controversial individuals onboard should be done with caution to avoid as much uproar as possible before Trump gets a chance to build momentum. John Bolton knows the international mine field extremely well and would attract less attention as nominee. He's very qualified to be Sec of State and has a tough as nails approach.
Agree about Rudy. Slam dunk. Newt needs a spot, just maybe somewhere else.

Priebus is okay if its a job that doesn't matter.

I think Palin would be a great Int Sec but she would cause an uproar beyond belief. Avoid controversy when possible but choose great people. There will always be controversy, I know. But don't go looking for a fight, at least not right off the start.

I hate to see Sessions pulled out to of the Senate. Trump will need all the fighters there he can get.

Anonymous said...

Preibus will be a disaster!!!!!!!

Ray G

Anonymous said...

FBI Directors serves for 10 years

Stoutcat said...

They all have to have secret superhero identities, too.

John Bolton (The 'Stache) for SecState
Ted "Cruzer" Cruz for SCOTUS
Carly "Hip Chick" Fiorina for Commerce
Sarah "Mama Grizzly" Palin for Interior (just to see people's heads explode)
Trey "The Bulldog" Gowdy for AG
Jason "The Server" Chaffetz for ...something

Anonymous said...

Can I grad Ivankas snatch, maybe eat it ?

Anonymous said...

Chief of Staff: Steve Bannon

darcy said...

Department of Education should be abolished.
No need for the Department when education — at long last - is out of the control of nanny, one-mind bureaucrats.

Education goes local: according to DJT.

Anonymous said...

Kellyanne Conway for White House Press Secretary. Very well-spoken and smart as hell.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's done. How does this look to y'all?

(Have to agree with some posters there, at least 1 very bad choice, and 1 not so good - probably others. But, it's his team, so hopefully they will come through for him, ...or be swiftly replaced.)