Hubby and I were listening to some interviews of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital who spoke at the recent National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. I don't know what his views are on foreign policy or a number of other topics, but I love what I hear from him on the economy and his opinion of the way Barack Obama is governing dictating.
It would be such a breath of fresh air if we could have a Conservative presidential candidate like Dr. Carson, who can articulate Conservative values in easy to understand terms and isn't afraid of being attacked for those beliefs. Hubby started naming off individuals he would like to see serving on that president's cabinet and in other high offices in Washington.
You can leave your dream team names in the comments. How about John Bolton for Secretary of State? Maybe Allen West for Secretary of Defense? Maybe Dr. Benjamin Carson for Health and Human Services?
How about we do away with about half of the cabinet departments to save money?
If a man is judged by the quality of his enemies, Ted Cruz should be a national hero. Over the past few days, The New York Times and Politico have run stories describing Cruz’s first 6 weeks in office as combative and McCarthy-like by his enemies. Let us use this as an opportunity to take a victory lap for helping to elect this great patriot. [big snip]
It’s funny how we all thought a strong national defense was one ideal still universally regarded in the Republican Party, especially by noted “hawks” like Lindsey Graham and John McCain. Yet, in just a matter of a few weeks, Senator Cruz has done more to fight the blame-America-first crowd than the brokeback partnership has done during their respective careers. From his stand against Hagel and Kerry and his strong and articulate defense of the Second Amendment to his leadership against the amnesty circus, Cruz has met and exceeded all our expectations. [big snip]
Much to the dismay of the media, we are no longer bringing a Lamar Alexander to a Chuck Schumer fight. We are bringing a Ted Cruz. And no, we will not wait dutifully for 5 years until our voice will be heard through Senator Cruz. It’s no coincidence that while McCain was beclowning himself with Schumer during the State of the Union Address, Cruz was sitting by his side with the bewildered expression of a man who can no longer distinguish friend from foe. (read it al at Red State)
And speaking of the State of the Union clown show, George Will says:
In the 12 months we have to steel ourselves for the next State of the Union spectacle, let us count the ways that this spawn of democratic Caesarism — presidency worship — has become grotesque. It would be the most embarrassing ceremony in the nation’s civic liturgy, were the nation still capable of being embarrassed by its puerile faith in presidential magic.
The Constitution laconically requires only that the president
“shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state
of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he
shall judge necessary and expedient.” Nothing requires “from time to
time” to be construed as “every damn year.” Informing and recommending
need not involve today’s tawdry ritual of wishful thinking by presidents
unhinged from political reality and histrionics by their audiences. And
must we be annually reminded that all presidents think that everything
they want is “necessary and expedient”? (continue at the Washington Post)
What say you? Fill in the blanks with your dreams.
|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|