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  1. Z in MT Member
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    @ZinMT

    I do think the other clear pick is Palin for Sec. of the Interior.

    I like the idea of VDH for Sec. of Agriculture – but I doubt he would want the job.

    The last pick I think would be good is Jindal for HHS. He is already a healthcare wonk and if anyone can fix Obamacare it would be him.

    Finally, Trump should not choose Republican Senators for the Cabinet. We already have few enough good Republican Senators, we don’t want to pull them out of the Senate.

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  2. Z in MT Member
    Z in MT
    @ZinMT

    Just had a great idea for Sec. of Energy. Our very own Micheal Stopa!

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  3. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Z in MT:

    Ted Cruz for SCOTUS is a terrible idea. First Trump committed to a specific list that did not include Cruz (it did Sen. Lee) I don’t think we should encourage Trump to break any promises.

    You’re right.  Let’s not support Cruz for the federal judiciary.

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  4. Saint Augustine Member
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    @SaintAugustine

    Z in MT:I do think the other clear pick is Palin for Sec. of the Interior.

    Since he’s considering her (according to the British paper), I hope you’re right!

    But why is that a clear pick?  (I just got finished being concerned about it on another thread.)

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  5. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    I think the suggestion of Romney to clean up the VA is beautiful.

    Didn’t someone suggest Jeb for Dept. of Education?  There are nice things about that.  I’d sooner see the Dept. abolished or pared down dramatically.  But, in the event Trump goes Reagany and doesn’t go through with that, we could do a lot worse than to have a decent and civilized guy like Jeb manage it.  (And it I’m wrong here, I hope some other folks jump in and object!)

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  6. Larry Koler Inactive
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    @LarryKoler

    Chatsubobar:

    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.

    I see what you did there.

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  7. Larry Koler Inactive
    Larry Koler
    @LarryKoler

    Misthiocracy: Defense: Colin Powell

    ?? Why would he choose a Democrat?

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  8. Larry Koler Inactive
    Larry Koler
    @LarryKoler

    She:

    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.

    Kasich’s a creep.

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  9. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Larry Koler:

    Kasich’s a creep.

    Kasich is deeply flawed, and was my second-last choice for the nomination (ahead only of Trump).

    But I think he’s way better than a creep.  I think he’s a pretty decent guy overall.

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  10. Larry Koler Inactive
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    Brian McMenomy:I like Jeb for Education Secretary; say what you like about him (and I’m sure you will), he’s actually done the charter school thing really well.

    Jindal for HHS is fantastic. He’s already the smartest guy in the room & knows the terrain backwards & forwards.

    Trevor Rees-Jones for Energy: has actually worked in the business for a long time, and can explain fracking better than anyone I’ve heard (see his UK interview with PR).

    Carly Fiorina for Defense: She’s tougher than any of the other choices, knows policy & procurement and cyber (which is only going to grow in importance).

    Bolton for State is a no-brainer.

    I love Romney for VA, inspired choice. A guy that knows how to turn around completely screwed up enterprises, and a nice political grace note.

    Press Secretary: As much entertainment as Milo or Newt would provide, I would lean toward Dana Perino. Knows the turf and can provide grace under pressure.

    Kellyanne for Chief of Staff: Duh.

    You want to blow minds?: Palin over the EPA. The bureaucracy would freak.

    Great stuff.

    I would only add Hugh Hewitt’s name for press secretary.

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  11. Larry Koler Inactive
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    Mongo of York:In addition to who takes what post, I propose decentralizing these offices a bit. This is the 21st century, what with tweeting and face-timing and skyping and all. Let’s spend our money wisely. Real estate in DC will bring a pretty penny back into the treasury, so here are some ideas: let’s move the Agriculture Department to, say, Wichita Kansas. Interior, how about Flagstaff, Arizona. Treasury? New York stands out, but perhaps not in Manhattan. Defense? How about Killeen, Texas, right outside of Fort Hood…and so on. After all, this would also help security, allow DC to get some taxable property, and encourage the K street lobbyists to see how the rest of the nation is doing…

    Great idea and it should be seriously considered. Geographic diversification is a good thing to do for security, too.

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  12. Umbra Fractus Inactive
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    Saint Augustine:

    Z in MT:I do think the other clear pick is Palin for Sec. of the Interior.

    Since he’s considering her (according to the British paper), I hope you’re right!

    But why is that a clear pick? (I just got finished being concerned about it on another thread.)

    I believe Interior regulates oil exploration, which, as governor of an oil rich state, would actually be something Palin has some experience with.

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  13. Larry Koler Inactive
    Larry Koler
    @LarryKoler

    Saint Augustine:

    Larry Koler:

    Kasich’s a creep.

    Kasich is deeply flawed, and was my second-last choice for the nomination (ahead only of Trump).

    But I think he’s way better than a creep. I think he’s a pretty decent guy overall.

    He did very creepy things. Not going to the convention tops the list. He acts creepy, too. I can’t stand how he phrases things. I do not trust him at all.

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  14. Saint Augustine Member
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    Umbra Fractus:

    Saint Augustine:

    Z in MT:I do think the other clear pick is Palin for Sec. of the Interior.

    Since he’s considering her (according to the British paper), I hope you’re right!

    But why is that a clear pick? (I just got finished being concerned about it on another thread.)

    I believe Interior regulates oil exploration, which, as governor of an oil rich state, would actually be something Palin has some experience with.

    I dig.  In addition, whatever we may think against her, she has consistently been a conservative on energy policy, no?

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  15. Western Chauvinist Member
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    CB Toder aka Mama Toad:Ben Carson for VA is inspired.

    State: John Bolton
    Atty Genl: Rudy Giuliani
    Defense: Rick Perry
    Treasury: Mitch Daniels
    Interior: Sarah Palin
    Education: Eliminate
    Chief of Staff: Kellyanne Conway
    Press Secy: Newt Gingrich (indulge me)
    NSA: Julian Assange (jk)
    Agriculture: Eliminate
    Energy: Charles Koch
    HUD: Eliminate
    HHS: Bobby Jindal (with the biggest budget (Medicare, Medicaid) this is a big job. It needs someone who can keep a lot of plates spinning and Jindal seems to be one of those guys)
    Commerce: Melania ;-)

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  16. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Larry Koler:

    Saint Augustine:

    Larry Koler:

    Kasich’s a creep.

    Kasich is deeply flawed, and was my second-last choice for the nomination (ahead only of Trump).

    But I think he’s way better than a creep. I think he’s a pretty decent guy overall.

    He did very creepy things. Not going to the convention tops the list.

    I would have called that honorable or noble at best, misguided at worst.

    He acts creepy, too. I can’t stand how he phrases things. I do not trust him at all.

    Well, I don’t trust him on spending or on surrendering compassion rhetoric to the Left and some other matters perhaps.  But I never would have thought he phrased things creepily.

    Not that I would know.  I’m happier not watching any of them saying anything.  I just read about it.

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  17. Umbra Fractus Inactive
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    @UmbraFractus

    Saint Augustine:

    Umbra Fractus:

    Saint Augustine:

    Z in MT:I do think the other clear pick is Palin for Sec. of the Interior.

    Since he’s considering her (according to the British paper), I hope you’re right!

    But why is that a clear pick? (I just got finished being concerned about it on another thread.)

    I believe Interior regulates oil exploration, which, as governor of an oil rich state, would actually be something Palin has some experience with.

    I dig. In addition, whatever we may think against her, she has consistently been a conservative on energy policy, no?

    From Wiki:

    The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is the United States federal executive department of the U.S. government responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States. About 75% of federal public land is managed by the department, with most of the remainder managed by the Agriculture Department’s United States Forest Service.[3]

    Yeah, that’s something I can see the Governor of Alaska doing.

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  18. Batjac Inactive
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    @Batjac

    John Bolton for SecState would make all this so very worthwhile.

    I have another one guaranteed to make a liberal’s head explode: Wayne LaPierre at ATF

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  19. Columbo Member
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    She:

    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.

    This is exactly true. And look at the results for Ohio … 52% to 44% (and was double digit for much of the night). Kasich won’t be elected dogcatcher again.

    Kasich did this for Kasich. And especially his quixotic Presidential run, which he did for Team Jeb! He did not give a rats a** about his constituents.

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