While nothing is certain in this life except death and taxes, particularly under the governance of the Obama administration, I am feeling rather optimistic that Governor Romney will indeed be our next president. With that in mind, the governor’s organization has reached out to me to help vet the very best candidates to fill his cabinet. Okay -- not really -- but if Governor Romney were to ask me, the following would be my recommendations for good people to help restore Americans’ faith in our government so that it might be administered constitutionally for a pleasant change. That said, here are your future cabinet secretaries under President Romney:
Bolton is an exceptionally smart man with clear insight into the workings of world affairs. His stint as President Bush’s ambassador to the U.N. showed that he knows the impotence of this corrupt organization and what truly must be done to further America’s interests and keep the world safe for freedom’s sake. Bolton would set a tough pro-America tone and reinvigorate what is a feckless and wimpy group at Foggy Bottom.
While Paul is a nut job and sounds like Dennis Kucinich on foreign policy, he is dead on accurate with his assessment of domestic policy, especially when it comes to the Federal Reserve. Romney should appoint Dr. Paul and then give him carte blanche to clean house, starting with an exhaustive audit of the Federal Reserve.
Move General Petraeus from his current position handling intelligence and instead have him mold and form the Defense Department for the future generation of wars that might be thrust upon America. Petraeus is smart and knows how to win wars and what that entails strategically, tactically, and logistically. Working with a new Joint Chiefs Staff, he could set policy that would help to secure America’s safety in the world.
Christie’s tough no-nonsense approach to… well… everything, would restore integrity with him as our new Attorney General. This is direly needed in light of the corrupt and incompetent job done by Eric Holder. Christie would not play political favorites and thus turn what has become a politically motivated cabinet back into the top law enforcement agency in the country of which Americans can once again be proud.
Inhofe would manage our natural resources responsibly without caving to the enviro-whackos on policy, particularly when it comes to the specious anthropogenic “global warming” nonsense.
Perry has a long history involved with agriculture and would do a fine job overseeing this department.
After the devastation wrought on our economy by Obama, Bush, Pelosi, Reid, the Democrats and Rino’s, we will need a brilliant businessman along with President Romney to help steer government away from hurting commerce and towards getting out of the way of our small businesses in order to get the economy moving again. Forbes would do splendidly as commerce secretary accordingly.
After Obama’s allowing of unions to set U.S. labor policy, Governor Walker would be a great pick in providing the appropriate balance between unions and businesses. The fact that he has taken on public tax-payer unions and saved millions of dollars in Wisconsin accordingly would be a warning shot across the bow to other public unions that the tax payers will not be fleeced by them anymore.
The younger Dr. Paul would be very good at trimming the fat in this department while ensuring that only vital functions were retained and funded, all without infringing on Americans’ liberties and Constitutional rights like the Obama administration has done.
Department of Housing and Urban Development: None
This is a department whose tasks are better and more efficiently handled at the state level, if even necessary then for some smaller states. Cutting this department is the first step to trimming federal government largess and returning to a constitutional governance accordingly.
Ms. Blakey as the CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association would be a dynamic and innovative leader for this department. She would bring true usefulness to it and ensure tax payer dollars for transportation were used wisely accordingly.
Department of Energy: None
Disband this department which was created during the Carter Administration to supposedly wean us off of foreign sources of oil and energy. Obviously this is a goal at which it has failed horribly. Return the nuclear regulatory functions to where they once were administered with the Navy, and return all other required functions to the states where necessary.
Department of Education: None
Again, eliminate this department and return funding to the individual states where they can better and more efficiently administer to the educational needs of their students.
Colonel Allen West would do an exemplary job looking out for the needs of our veterans, just as he did when he was in the Army. His integrity and devotion to his troops would be well utilized here in serving those that have sacrificed so much to protect America.
Unlike the lip-service paid to security by Janet Napolitano, Mr. Giuliani understands the ramifications of it better than nearly anybody else in the country. His management skills and no-nonsense demeanor would actually improve our national security without infringing on more of our constitutional rights.
Now I am sure that my recommendation of many of the good folks on this list will cause many of our liberal friends to blow an aneurysm. That said, it is my opinion that these folks I have chosen are serious people whom are well qualified and would do admirable jobs in each of their positions instead of merely being assigned for political patronage or to make the cabinet appear to meet some politically correct standard. I have no illusions that some of these people will ever be asked, or that they will necessarily accept the appointment if asked. I certainly don’t expect that some departments will be eliminated, although if Romney wins by as large of a margin as I suspect he might, there will be no better time to get rid of these unnecessary and extra-constitutional departments. We shall see very soon what the future will hold. In the meantime, I think I will forward my list to Governor Romney just in case he needs some better suggestions.