The poll I posted last night has drawn some interesting results. In the truly bizarre and most unlikely event that I should gain an Electoral majority as a (near?) complete unknown who'd have to get there as a write-in, some would be appropriately concerned about how it happened. Others would be celebrating, though I suspect some of those would use any reason to party, or to imbibe.
But the most interesting were the requests for political appointment. As of the writing of this post I potentially have:
- an Attorney General (michaelmink)
- a Federal Aviation administrator (jmaynard)
- a Secretary of Transportation (sideband)
- a United Nations ambassador unencumbered by diplomatic nonspeak (nefaria)
I'd need a few more to fill out the cabinet at least. While I could suggest some folks for some positions, it might be more amusing to open it to suggestion, which includes self-nomination.
The cabinet positions (including those mentioned above) are:
Secretary of State
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of Homeland Security
Oh, there are also these spots to fill:
White House Chief of Staff
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Director of the National Drug Control Policy
United States Trade Representative
Whew, and that's just the way upper level stuff.
Who ought to get what?