My 2012 presidential cabinet picks would include (posted July 23, 2012):
1) Rudy Giuliani. I liked his stance and effectiveness on getting rid of crime in New York, as well as when he turned down the Saudi Arabian contribution check after the incidents of 9/11. I would place Giuliani in a security position: perhaps FBI head. With his tough stance on crime, I don’t believe we’d be seeing the recent fiascos we have been.
2) Alan Keyes. I admired his truthful confrontation on television’s Fox channel with “Palestinian” Saeb Erekat and the refutations he would counter to the Palestinian propaganda machine. Mr. Keyes knows his facts and can command an authoritative presence. He would be well placed inside the State Department, ridding that agency of Arab apologists. He would also be a great spokesman for the U.S. in this position, as well as being an ally to our real friends (who certainly need one, at this time).
3) Allen West. He would be a fantastic military commander and I would enjoy having him as head of any of the following security agencies: NSA, CIA, or FBI. I think it is important to have someone in this position who understands who the sworn enemies of the U.S. and democracy are, and Mr. West, indeed, has demonstrated that he does. I lean toward placing him with either the NSA or the CIA.
Well, perhaps I will update this list at some later time, when I can think of other people I would enjoy seeing in this presidential cabinet of 2012.
(Additional Picks – July 26, 2012):
4) Joe Arpaio – Head of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) or Border Patrol. His tough stance on securing our borders is much-needed in a time of escalating drug cartels, gangs, terrorist infiltrators and others who would cause us much harm.
5) Chris Christie – Vice President. While I’m not familiar with his particular stance on various issues, I am impressed with the rhetoric spoken of him by the conservative party. His upbeat attitude and high energy would be a much-needed adjunct to the sort-of “nice-guy” perception and wallowing floppiness sometimes displayed by presidential contender, Mitt Romney. The two would make a great pair, and Mr. Christie would help keep Mr. Romney on-track and on-message. If there were any liberal-leaning tendency in the Romney camp, Mr. Christie would be sure to line him up on the correct course of action.
6) Mitt Romney – two-term president! While I am personally scared of a waffling reign in which Romney will revert to Romney-care, I hope that he has found himself the correct, Conservative path to follow.
(Additional Picks – August 11, 2012):
7) John Bolton – I don’t know where he is now or what he’s doing, but he did such a fantastic job at the U.N., I’d love to see him there still. Or someplace else, where his effectiveness could match the top-notch quality of his thoughts. He has been the staunchest friend to Israel that the U.S. has produced, along with Alan Keyes (see above), and, if you’re a friend to Israel, then everything else would naturally fall into place: security would be correctly addressed, and the L-rd would again bless the U.S.A. A top diplomatic spot where he can do some real good would be the best place for him (like in a tough stance in support of Israel — which is the same security needs facing the U.S.).
8) Dick Armey – Has taken a tough stance and said nice things about Israel in the past. Do not know whether the verbiage matches the actions (this is often a problem amongst Israel’s self-described “friends…”).
9) Herman Cain – I’m not so sure I was well-enamored of his 9-9-9 tax code plan, but I am sure we could find a spot for him, somewhere.
10) Donald Trump – a position in commerce, such as: negotiating new trade reform with China, firing the waste-spenders in government, creating jobs and getting the energy sector going would be among many things for which “The Donald” has already shown aptitude.
11) Joe Kaufman – Although only a local Florida contender vying against Karen Harrington for a seat in Congress, Joe has been a major player in the fight against terrorism. Because he is a doer, and not just a talker, his strong, no-nonsense actions translate into integrity. I can see him eventually placed on the Ways and Means Committee, or Appropriations — ensuring military and other expenditures are wisely utilized for the U.S.’s maximum efficiency and security.