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  1. Owen Findy Member
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    Randy Barnett should be nominated for the Supreme Court.

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  2. Saint Augustine Member
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    Z in MT:I have to say many of these suggestions are ill-considered. Bolton for State is the only clear pick.

    I’d be interested to hear any objections you may have to Kudlow for an economic post.

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  3. Umbra Fractus Inactive
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    I. M. Fine:As difficult on some levels as it may be, Trump would do well to reach out to at least one (or more) of the primary candidates he beat. This would be a good first step to begin to consolidate the party and build bridges. I would nominate Carly Fiorina for either treasury or commerce.

    Cruz for SCOTUS.

    And I second Giuliani for Attorney General.

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  4. Johnnie Alum 13 Inactive
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    Newt as Press Secretary.

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  5. Saint Augustine Member
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    We go with all the big names, don’t we?

    The best people for many jobs may well be a long-serving public servant with no big name at all.

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  6. Johnnie Alum 13 Inactive
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    Bobby Jindal — Health and Human Services

    Bolton — Secretary of State

    Flynn — Director of CIA

    Larry Kudlow — Treasury

    Kasich — Director of OMB

    Rudy — AG

    Perry — Secretary of Defense

    Eliminate the rest.

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  7. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
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    Susan Quinn:Mama Toad, this is also a wonderful post because it has the potential for bringing everyone together. No matter where you stood before the election, we can all share our hopes for the future. Good job!

    I was inspired by Saint Augustine

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  8. ctlaw Coolidge
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    Johnnie Alum 13:Bobby Jindal — Health and Human Services

    Bolton — Secretary of State

    Flynn — Director of CIA

    Larry Kudlow — Treasury

    Kasich — Director of OMB

    Rudy — AG

    Perry — Secretary of Defense

    Eliminate the rest.

    Kasich shows signs of early senility. There may be better choices. I want someone likely to push back against any spending.

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  9. Johnnie Alum 13 Inactive
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    ctlaw:

    Johnnie Alum 13:Bobby Jindal — Health and Human Services

    Bolton — Secretary of State

    Flynn — Director of CIA

    Larry Kudlow — Treasury

    Kasich — Director of OMB

    Rudy — AG

    Perry — Secretary of Defense

    Eliminate the rest.

    Kasich shows signs of early senility. There may be better choices. I want someone likely to push back against any spending.

    Plenty of Governors out there that would be a good choice for OMB. Jindal might be a better fit for it since he actually made the tough budget choices while LA governor. He actually reduced the size of the state workforce.

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  10. Saint Augustine Member
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    CB Toder aka Mama Toad:

    Susan Quinn:Mama Toad, this is also a wonderful post because it has the potential for bringing everyone together. No matter where you stood before the election, we can all share our hopes for the future. Good job!

    I was inspired by Saint Augustine

    The real one is more inspiring, of course.

    Then there’s always the option of reading my book and getting both together.

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  11. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
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    Johnnie Alum 13:Kasich — Director of OMB

     

    I think there is zero chance that Trump will ask John Kasich to serve in his Admin… just a hunch but I think Trump disdains him pretty severely, and the feeling is mutual.

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  12. iWe Coolidge
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    Saint Augustine:We go with all the big names, don’t we?

    The best people for many jobs may well be a long-serving public servant with no big name at all.

    Depends. We want to reduce government intrusion, regulation, and micromanagement. Few or no long-serving public servant with no big name share this goal. Bureaucrats always accrete power.

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  13. Johnnie Alum 13 Inactive
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    CB Toder aka Mama Toad:

    Johnnie Alum 13:Kasich — Director of OMB

    I think there is zero chance that Trump will ask John Kasich to serve in his Admin… just a hunch but I think Trump disdains him pretty severely, and the feeling is mutual.

    Probably so.

    For whatever reason, I like Kasich. I know I’m in the minority on that.

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  14. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
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    iWe:

    he best people for many jobs may well be a long-serving public servant with no big name at all.

    Depends. We want to reduce government intrusion, regulation, and micromanagement. Few or no long-serving public servant with no big name share this goal. Bureaucrats always accrete power.

    Indeed — the best people may well be not public servants at all. Trump just may understand this in a way that most president-elects will not…

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  15. Chatsubobar Inactive
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    Larry Koler:

    I. M. Fine:As difficult on some levels as it may be, Trump would do well to reach out to at least one (or more) of the primary candidates he beat. This would be a good first step to begin to consolidate the party and build bridges. I would nominate Carly Fiorina for either treasury or commerce.

    Good idea. And he probably will do some of this. Cruz, Walker, Jindal, Rubio even, but not Jeb.

    Jeb Bush as secretary of energy.

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  16. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
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    Chatsubobar:

    Jeb Bush as secretary of energy.

    That low-watt light bulb? Seems unlikely, although quite funny…

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  17. Damocles Inactive
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    Saint Augustine:

    CB Toder aka Mama Toad:Who else should be in the Trump Administration?

    Can we please all upvote this, and make suggestions both reasonable and plausible? Someone might read it. We might have an influence.

    Press Secretary Milo Yiannopoulos!

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  18. James Gawron Inactive
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    Johnnie Alum 13:Newt as Press Secretary.

    Johnnie,

    Well, I think Newt was looking for something bigger but now that I think about it would that ever be fun!!! Everyday Newt would hold a news conference. We could refer to it as “Beat The Press”.

    Oh, the joy.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  19. Misthiocracy Member
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    State: John Bolton
    Atty Genl: David A. Clarke, Jr
    Defense: Colin Powell
    Treasury: Walter Williams
    Interior: Sarah Palin
    Education: Dennis Prager
    Chief of Staff: Newt Gingrich
    Press Secy: Mike Rowe
    NSA: Linus Torvalds
    Agriculture: Victor David Hanson
    Energy: Kirk Sorensen
    HUD: Thomas Sowell
    HHS: Ben Carson
    Commerce: Carly Fiorina
    Veterans Administration: John McCain
    Homeland Security: Rudy Giuliani

     

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  20. Viator Inactive
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    “The Trump transition teams have turned to Mike McKenna for advice on Energy and David Bernhardt, former Interior Department solicitor general under President Bush, on the Interior Department. “Both are smart, canny individuals who understand the nuances of the Departments for which they’ve been asked to provide assistance,” Scott Segal, co-head of government relations at the legal and lobbying firm Bracewell, said in an email.

    McKenna, who is president of the firm MWR Strategies and who worked for both the Energy and Transportation departments, has lobbied on behalf of Dow Chemical, Koch Industries, Southern, GDF Suez and TECO Energy.

    Bernhardt, a partner at the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, has represented a wide variety of clients on regulatory issues such as the Endangered Species Act but has not lobbied for corporations.

    In addition, Myron Ebell, head of energy and environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, had headed Trump’s transition team on the EPA. Ebell has been a skeptic about climate change and has called many mainstream climate studies false.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/09/trump-victory-reverses-u-s-energy-and-environmental-priorities/

    http://www.bhfs.com/people/attorneys/a-b/dbernhardt

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myron_Ebell

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  21. RyanFalcone Member
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    CB Toder aka Mama Toad:

    Chatsubobar:

    Jeb Bush as secretary of energy.

    That low-watt light bulb? Seems unlikely, although quite funny…

    Secretary of NRG = Jeb at the secretaries desk running in a hamster wheel to keep the lights on in the oval office.

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  22. No Caesar Thatcher
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    Ted Cruz for the Independent Prosecutor to investigate Hillary’s tenure at State and the Clinton Global Initiative’s dealings.

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  23. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
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    James Gawron: Everyday Newt would hold a news conference. We could refer to it as “Beat The Press”.

    Wouldn’t it just be the best? Just thinking about it is making me grin…

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  24. She Member
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    CB Toder aka Mama Toad:

    Johnnie Alum 13:Kasich — Director of OMB

    I think there is zero chance that Trump will ask John Kasich to serve in his Admin… just a hunch but I think Trump disdains him pretty severely, and the feeling is mutual.

    I think it was a spectacularly classless move for Kasich to boycott the convention which was held in his own state.  That’s an insult to the people of the state, and to all businesses involved with the event, regardless of what he thinks of the candidate.  He should have sucked it up, done the bare minimum and kept his mouth otherwise shut.

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  25. Andy Blanco Inactive
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    Hillary Clinton for Bureau of Prisons internal auditor

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  26. No Caesar Thatcher
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    Chris O.:

    No Caesar:Peter Thiel – Commerce

    Actually, more influential would be heading the Council of Economic Advisors. Don’t tie his brain up with bureaucratic nonsense.

    I was planning on him shutting the department down and turning off the lights.  He’s got the guts and skills to do it.  However, CEA is also a great idea.

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  27. No Caesar Thatcher
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    Z in MT:I have to say many of these suggestions are ill-considered. Bolton for State is the only clear pick.

    Like which?  Since I’ve been a suggestion-maker, I obviously disagree.

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  28. Andy Blanco Inactive
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    Anthony Weiner for White House photographer.

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  29. Andy Blanco Inactive
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    Dinesh D’Souza for FEC

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  30. No Caesar Thatcher
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    Saint Augustine:We go with all the big names, don’t we?

    The best people for many jobs may well be a long-serving public servant with no big name at all.

    True, but those are the Deputies.  They replace the big name along the way.  At this juncture Trump needs to provide assurances to those who are worried, and known entities are a good way to do that.  Also, a big name sends a strong signal of the direction.

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