Nov 2, 201502:28 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Marco Rubio appoints team of rivals
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You’ll understand if The Squire of the Stately Manor is extra-special churlish this morning. Losing on the road is one thing but to be totally exposed as a second-tier team is another. We miss you, Jordy.
On the other hand, the Badgers and the KC Masterpieces (aka Brewers West) won and it looks like good motorcycle riding weather this first week of November. See you on the road!
Abraham Lincoln compiled a first-rate cabinet by appointing his rivals for the presidency. (Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book is a must read.) Ted Cruz was right about the intellectual firepower on the GOP debate stages. (CNBC’s dumbed down, disrespectful, and hostile questions at the third debate will live in infamy. I happened upon John Harwood on PBS’ Washington Week on Friday; immediately switched the channel. Conservatives aren’t going to take that kind of short-sheeting any longer.)
Which gives Marco Rubio, who will be our youngest president since JFK, a strong draft board. The white lab coats here at the Policy Werkes & Tanning Salon crunched the data in our vintage mainframe computer, Old Sparky (obtained as a Ronco TV Special Offer as an added inducement to “order now!”). The dot matrix, fanfold printout, please:
Marco Rubio, president
Carly Fiorina, veep and UN ambassador
David Petraeus, secretary of state (yeah, I know, but he’d be good)
Rick Perry, secretary of the combined Commerce, Labor, Agriculture, and Education Departments
Jeb Bush, Treasury
Mike Huckabee, IRS
Jim Webb, Defense (Some bi-partisanship)
Chris Christie, attorney general (Hillary applies for sanctuary at the Libyan embassy)
Ted Cruz, Supreme Court
Mitt Romney, Federal Reserve chairman
Lindsay Graham, CIA
Scott Walker, Health
Sorry, nothing for Donald Trump or Ben Carson. Nothing personal. Both have contributed mightily to the process and deserve our thanks.