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Here’s the Incoming Cabinet So Far by The Elephant's Child

Feb. 2, 2010

Courtesy of Jim Geraghty at National Review, here’s a list of the incoming cabinet so far: It’s a pretty impressive group!

Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions.

Secretary of Defense: General James Mattis

Secretary of Health and Human Services: Representative Tom Price

Secretary of Transportation: Former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao

Secretary of Education: Philanthropist Betsy DeVos

Treasury Secretary: Banker Steven Mnunchin

Secretary of Commerce: Financier Wilbur Ross

Deputy secretary of Commerce: Todd Rickets, co-owner of Chicago Cubs

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Dr. Ben Carson

Ambassador to the United Nations: Governor Nikki Haley

White House Chief of Staff: House RNC Chairman Reince Priebus

National Security Advisor: Former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michal Flynn

Deputy National Security Advisor: K.T. McFarland. Fox News Analyst who served in the Reagan Administration.

Department of Homeland Security: Marine General John Kelly (Ret) Former head of Southern Command, with special concern for Mexican border, and Gitmo.

CIA Director: Representative Mike Pompeo.

EPA Director: Oklahoma Attorney General, Republican Scott Pruitt

Administrator Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Indiana health-policy consultant Seema Verma

White House counsel: Donald McGahn partner at Jones Day who served as campaign counsel.McGahn is a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

Marine General James Mattis will need a waiver from Congress, as he has only been retired for three years, and the law specifies military officers must be retired for seven years. General George Marshall required such a waiver, which was promptly given, as will be the waiver for General Mattis.

Senator Kirsten Gillebrand, who replaced Hillary in the Senate, and reportedly has presidential ambitions, says she will oppose General Mattis’ appointment. I guess she will take advantage of any opportunity to get attention. You’ve probably noticed that Democrats are really having a hard time accepting the new reality.

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I’m okay with the Dems opposing. Every now and then, it causes them to have a good idea. As it is now, however, Democrats will oppose Trump simply because he’s in charge and they aren’t.

And the really stupid part is two-fold; first, the fact that a lot of what the Dems are going to say and do to attack and oppose the upcoming administration is going to be the same predictable nonsense they’ve been using for the past decade, with no concept that those sorts of attacks are best used sparingly, and have a short shelf life. Second, they seem to not understand, despite their overwhelming dominance of media outlets, that people are listening and paying attention to them.


Comment by Lon Mead

David Horowitz tackled the problem in “Take No Prisoners” He said:
“I said we’re not good at politics. Actually, we’re pretty terrible at politics. Whenever a Republican and a Democrat square off, it’s Godzilla vs. Bambi. They call us racists, sexists, homophobes and selfish pigs, and we call them —Liberals. Who’s going to win that argument?”


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