I honestly didn’t expect the quid pro quo to be so blatant.

CNN and CBS do everything they can to get him elected, and then gets an office in response.  At least press secretary isn’t a commission, and, you know, involves the press.

Secretary of Commerce is still open.  Maybe we can get Anne Thompson to fill that one.  Hey, Drug Czar, let’s get Mike Fumento for that one.  (Actually, that might be the most rational choice made yet.)  Hey, we’ll have some Supereme Court nominations coming.  How about Nancy Grace?  Gotta have a black guy, though, for Racial Bingo, let’s see what Judge Joe Brown is doing!

Ever get the idea that Obama makes his appoinments based on who he can see from his living room, either out the window or on the TV set?


  1. Kristin says:

    mmmmm, yyyeeaaaahhhh,mmmmmmm. What no mention of his CIA pick. You are slipping Phelps.

  2. Phelps says:

    I have to give him that one. That guy is such a good spy that no one even had any idea that he was in the spy business.

  3. R says:

    Did you see the Daily Show take on Gupta as Surgeon General? OMFG that bit had me ROLLING.

  4. T-Steel says:

    What’s really funny is how many people DO NOT know who the current Surgeon-General is or what the office is really about. In fact, during Bush’s two terms, how many times have you heard about the Surgeon-General. Not a one.

    Look, out of all the cabinet positions that Obama can fill with “fluff” (and being a neurosurgeon and associate professor really isn’t fluff), this is the office to do it. The Surgeon-General office functions primarily as a bully pulpit (one the C. Everett Koop did a great job of using). Dr. Sanjay Gupta entire persona is from the bully pulpit. Yes, the Surgeon-General is head of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corp (and the position is confers a military rank). But this is Public Health. And Sanjay Gupta’s entire angle is about Public Health.

    What I see here is just an easy dig at President-Elect Obama. But in all truth, this post is not going to bite Obama in the arse. Now Leon Pinetta… well…. uh…

  5. Kristin says:

    @ T-Steel awesome someone else who knows who C. Everett Koop is. The book Critical Issues in Global Health is edited by Koop and it is a great read. Discusses everything from outlining the current health of different continents to varying components that affect public heatlh (e.g. undernutrition, interpersonal violence, terrorism, ….). This is a really good book and not filled with superfluous jargon.

  6. Phelps says:

    Of course I know Surgeon General Colonel Sanders. He’s a Reagan appointee.

  7. T-Steel says:

    C. Everett Koop aka “Surgeon General Colonel Sanders” is the man! And thanks for pointing out that book Kristin. I will check it out.

  8. I think Duane “The Dog” Chapman would be just fine on border control. Rowr!

    And how about Simon and Paula judging the Inaugural Ball? Like, they can tell all of the really important performers how shitty they sound and degrade them, and then those annoying people from that Crapping With The Stars show can hold up little placards to tell Michelle and Obama all of the steps they’re missing on their initiation waltz.

    It’ll be so awesome! Hollyweird in charge of DC.

    Now that I think about it, the weirdness won’t change much. DC is pretty fucked up anyway.