Skip to comments.Sarah Palinís Presidency: The Dream Team (Feel free to recommend yours)
Posted on 05/26/2011 7:28:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The photo depicts our brand new President, Sarah Palin, departing Air Force One. Shes removing her stylish heels and putting on her running shoes for the marathon shes about to run, as she Revives, Renews, and Restores America to greatness.
I think most of us have a good idea the sort of policies Sarah would implement as President, least in a broad sense. We know creating jobs and energy independence would take priority, as would getting the federal government out of our lives, and returning power to the states, where it belongs. Sarah will spend a lot of time mending fences, restoring relationships with allies around the world, who have been angered, and disrespected, by the Obama regime.
As we get closer to 2012 and election season, well be discussing more what Sarah will likely do once in office. What wed like for her to do, as well. For now though, I though it would be fun to put together a Dream Team. Who would be the very best of people to join Sarah as she restores America, after four years of the Obamanation.
This list is by no means a complete one of all of the agencies and positions shell need to fill. Just some key ones. We encourage readers to offer up their opinions, suggestions, and so on. Help us pick out our Dream Team for Sarah!
Looking forward to a vigorous debate!
* President: Sarah Palin
* Vice President: Rick Perry
To me, this is a no brainer. One of the big things a President must have is successful Executive experience. Its why we generally elect Governors to the presidency. Since the Vice President must be able to take over for the President should something happen, why shouldnt he or she be a successful Chief Executive as well?
Theres more to it than that though. Rick Perry and Sarah Palin share the same ideals of Liberty and Freedom. Both are federalists, strong believers in states rights over the federal government. Rick Perry, like Sarah, is a superstar when it comes to solid performance as a Chief Executive. Texas has been the only state consistently creating jobs during the crisis we are suffering under. Perry, like Sarah, knows what it takes to make a state, and a nation, business friendly.
Texas also instituted massive law suit reforms that have not only made us more business friendly, but have helped the health care industry as well. Doctors are coming to Texas from other states and health care in Texas is some of the very best in the nation. Perry, unlike a certain Governor who, like Obama, has a socialist health care program named after him, understands free market principles, not government take over, is the way to reform.
It also doesnt hurt that Sarah and Rick are friends. Many times a presidential ticket is a marriage of convenience some sort of contrived nonsense to unite the party. Oddly enough, this sort of thing is unique to the Republican Party, ESPECIALLY when a strong Conservative is at the top of the ticket.
The GOP elites threaten to take their toys and go home if they dont get their way. I remember the establishment forcing George H.W. Bush on Ronald Reagan to unite the party and STILL running John Anderson as a third party guy anyway! RINOs are never satisfied unless its an all RINO ticket. Then many still vote for the other side.
Look what happened with the Reagan presidency. Reagan and Bush were never in love with one another in the first place, and when Bush was elected after Reagan, he killed all of the momentum of the Reagan Revolution. Instead we got a thousand points of light and compassionate conservatism which is nothing more than democrat light.
With Rick Perry, once Sarah finishes her eight years, and he is elected to the presidency, we wont have to worry about the Palin Revolution. It will be in good hands.
Also, I have no doubt that Sarah could give Rick a portfolio of his own, and be confident he would carry out her plans to the letter, and help her accomplish what must be done. Like Sarah, hes a true leader.
Wild Card Choice: Ret. Lt Colonel and Congressman Allen West
This would be the make every liberal in Americas head explode choice. Though West has no Executive experience as a Governor, you dont get to his rank as a leader without exhibiting the right stuff. You also learn the Executive skills needed to get the job done.
I like Allen West because he is unabashedly and unapologetically Conservative. Hes also a fighter. Folks that follow him on Facebook know he has jumped into Congress with both feet, and is working very hard to make things happen. To shake things up. One of the hardest working guys out there. Many people have him as their first choice to be Sarahs Veep, and Sarah endorsed him in 2010. I only place him second, because of Rick Perrys record and experience.
* Secretary of State: John Bolton
This man was born to be Secretary of the State. No one understands what is going on around the world better, and no one would powerfully advocate for America stronger. This is the no brainer pick.
* Secretary of Defense: John McCain
I know, I can see the emails coming from my front porch! This is a solid choice though. Let me explain:
For all of the things John has done to anger Conservatives, hes also been one the ones who has always looked after the military and its best interests. He was also one of the only ones who was right on Iraq, and the surge. In fact he was his normal cordial self as he screamed from the roof tops that we needed change in our strategery. He was right. This would be a fitting and wonderful way to top of f John McCains career in public service.I have no doubt he would serve Sarah and the nation incredibly well.
It would also open up a Senate seat in Conservative Arizona.
* Attorney General: Rudolph Giuliani
You wouldnt see cases against domestic terror groups, like the New Black Panthers, being thrown out and covered up. Rudy was tough on crime as Mayor of New York. He took over a city that was all but in ruins. Totally out of control. He cleaned it up. He has an understanding of the Rule of Law. He wouldnt be intimidated by anything or anybody.
Other choices: Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, Pam Bondi of Florida
Both Cuccinelli and Bondi have been at the forefront of the ObamaCare fight in the courts. They are young, strong, and full of fight.
* Secretary of the Treasury: Steve Forbes
This guy is very astute. Knows how economies work, and how they dont. Is a solid businessman, and one our best economists. Also is for a flat tax. A very simple, everyone pays the same, uncomplicated tax code. Something that would make businesses thrive, which in turn would make everyone, and everything, thrive, as well.
Other choices: Art Laffer, Thomas Sowell
Both of these men are as qualified as Forbes.
Art Laffer was an economic adviser to Reagan, and was key in creating the longest period of economic growth in our nations history.
Thomas Sowell is one of Americas greatest thinkers alive today. You could fill books [and he has] just on his knowledge of economics alone! Dr Sowell must have some sort of role in a Palin administration.
Also, while many would love to abolish the Fed, a sound plan . if there has to be a Fed . any three of these gentlemen could be trusted to run it properly.
* Secretary of Homeland Security: Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Yeah, another liberals head exploding pick!
In all seriousness though. Joe is one tough guy, and understands what must be done. Homeland Security is first and foremost about defending the homeland. Our biggest threat is unchecked illegal immigration. We are finding radical Islamists and their paraphernalia on our southern borders. No doubt that would be less of an issue with Sheriff Joe on duty
* Energy Secretary: T. Boone Pickens
Hey, Sarah wont have the time to do the job herself, even though this is one of her areas of great expertise.
Pickens is a oil billionaire, but he is also pretty forward looking. He was one of the first to call for our fleet to start the conversion to clean and green natural gas, and for wind turbines to replace natural gas fired electrical generation plants, where possible. He was also one of the first to see the fallacy in this plan too. I agree with converting our fleet to compressed natural gas [CNG] but as Pickens found out, windmill farms only work with government subsides, and we need fewer of those, not more.
We need someone who understands that we MUST become energy independent. That it is a national security, as well as an economic issue. Someone who understands that fossil fuels are not evil.
Pickens is a sharp guy and a solid thinker who believes in looking for alternative ways to fuel the engine of democracy. But also believes these alternatives must be able to succeed without massive government [tax payer] dollars.
No doubt he would be very much on board with Sarahs all of the above stance as a way of energy independence. Though we must look to alternatives, something private companies can do better than government, we must also look to continued oil and natural gas exploration, as well as coal and most certainly expansion of nuclear energy.
France gets over 70 percent of its electricity from nuclear powered plants. FRANCE. Let that roll around in your head for awhile.
There are more Cabinet positions, some wed love to see eliminated.
Wed love to hear you ideas for Secretaries of: Agriculture, Commerce, Education,, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs.
Also which ones need to go.
Sarah will be choosing advisers as well. No great leader doesnt also choose great advisers.
Great leaders will choose people that will not only give good advice, but also challenge the Executive from time to time, making them justify what they want to do. Yes men need not apply.
There are any number of people who will be great picks. As me mentioned earlier, Thomas Sowell simply must play a part in a Palin administration. He would make an incredible economic adviser. Liz Cheney is someone else who would be a good choice. She would be a great foreign policy adviser, doing the job Condi Rice did for Bush, before he appointed her Secretary of State. Liz is sharp and very well suited for this sort of position. Shes had several important positions at State, and understands geopolitical affairs well.
Sarah will need a Press Secretary too. We would love to see Tammy Bruce up there every day giving the corrupt media hell! Megyn Kelly would be a fun choice as well.
Anyhow, let me hear from you guys. Who do you think Sarah should choose? Make your case on why so-and-so would be perfect for the job.
I would replace Rudy Giuliani with Andrew Mccarthy, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. A Republican, he is most notable for leading the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. He also contributed to the prosecutions of terrorists who bombed US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
He writes for the National Review.
Definitely Bolton, Sheriff Joe and Guiliani.
Instead of T. Boone Pickens as Energy Secretaty, I would recommend anyone who would recommend DISMANTLING the Energy Department ( Likewise for the Department of Education ).
Speaking of Liz Cheney, she might be a good one to enter the race.
Woman is sharp as a tack.
Once Sarah announces, the big question then remaining is ‘who’ will be her veep pick!
I cannot go with McCain at Defense. He is ga-ga AND unprincipled. There has to be someone better.
RE: Once Sarah announces, the big question then remaining is who will be her veep pick!
My personal choice : SENATOR JIM DeMINT
RE: I cannot go with McCain at Defense. He is ga-ga AND unprincipled. There has to be someone better.
Either Stanley McChrystal or Lt. Col. Alan West would be a great and better choice.
Secretary of Defense: John McCain
Duncan Hunter (the father)
Decorated Vietnam veteran
What everyone needs to understand is that the ‘veep’ will only matter for 8 weeks. Then after that, they are no longer relevant for the next 208 weeks, so long as the President is still on duty.
Veterans Affairs. Dave Roever
I am proudly a former Fred Head..... Palin / Thompson 2012
Press Secretary Yes Tammy Bruce could hold her own against the MSM
Maybe we could clone Allen West and just make it West/West.
I love Demint, and would vote for him as President in a second. Not a bad choice (assuming he would take it).
My personal choice : SENATOR JIM DeMINT
I would love that.
I’ll take Hunter at Defense or DHS.
The biggest advantage to putting McCain at Defense would be to put him to pasture after a couple of years. Essentially retiring him from public service.
This is the experience that qualifies someone as President of the United States?
“”In the United States Army, a lieutenant colonel typically commands a battalion-sized unit (300 to 1,200 soldiers), with a Major as second-in-command and a Command Sergeant Major as principal NCO adviser. A lieutenant colonel may also serve as a brigade, regiment, or task force Executive Officer, or principal staff officer, S-1 (administration and personnel), S-2 (intelligence), S-3 (operations), S-4 (logistics), S-5 (civil/military affairs), or S-6 (computers and communications). Usage of “The S-n” may refer to either a specific staff section or the staff officer leading a section. Lieutenant colonels may also be junior staff at a variety of higher echelons.
In the United States Air Force, a lieutenant colonel is generally a squadron commander or director of operations in the operations group, a squadron commander in the mission support and maintenance groups, or a squadron commander or division chief in a medical group. Lieutenant colonels may also serve on general staffs and may be the heads of some wing staff departments.
In the 21st century U.S. military, the rank of lieutenant colonel is usually gained after 1622 years of service as an officer. As most officers are eligible to retire after 20 years active service, it is the most common rank at which career officers retire.
Interestingly, that's not a bad two-some, but what would be my best hunch and choice for a winning duo combo is... "Palin/West".
Lol. Anyone recommending McCain for *anything* is deranged.
I think Palin/West is the only way.
Apart from that, Bolton has now awakened - very belatedly - and he's probably competent for State. Defense? Is there anyone who understands that there's an existential war on? To extinction? That would be your secdef.
First real Black President, and everybody knows it; first female VP.
Cain can speak boldly because he probably wouldn’t go for second term; and Palin can get Hugh and Series experience and contacts for the really big win in 2016.
Ted Nugent: Tzar of kicking pinko ass and taking names.
Where’s the FReeper(s) that insist she isn’t running? Are you still out there? Tell us again she isn’t running just for old time’s sake!
Beats an e**ing community organizer hands down, doesn’t it?
West knows what we’re dealing with, and has the capability to deal. He’s one of a very, very few in that regard.
Signs Grow That Palin May Run
WASHINGTON Sarah Palin is fortifying her small staff of advisers, buying a house in Arizona where associates have said she could base a national campaign and reviving her schedule of public appearances. The moves are the most concrete signals yet that Ms. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, is seriously weighing a Republican presidential bid.
Ooooo fun....Palin/Cain, Cain/ Palin, West/Palin, Palin/West. Cain/West, West/Cain. Bachmann/Palin, Palin/Bachmann. West/Bachmann, Bachmann/West, Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Cain....Christy/Palin, Palin/Christy, West/Christy, Christy/West....ect.
Allen West as Vice-President is my choice. my Reason - strong military requires multiple former military persons in positions of authority at the top of a President Sarah Palin administration. (mho)
Your thoughts are excellent and your list is not lacking in strength and reasoning. Minor adjustments on my part to your list. My compliments on the thought put into the posting of this thread.
GO WEST, young man, go West!
I mean, most superheroes have some nerdy sidekick. West’s may as well be a hot chick...
any combination as long as ALLEN WEST is on the ticket!!
SHE ISN’T RUNNING!
(Don’t make me come over there...teehee)
Press secretary: Ann Coulter
Shes an outsider who knows better than most how to get things done within the reality of the political sphere. She’s not beholden to any particular special interest group. All her dirty laundry has already been aired.
And then Id have per pick Allen West as her running mate. His character, values, knowledge, military bearing, leadership, and simple manliness would make Obama look like the pansy he is.
Both Palin and West have the executive experience. They’re great on energy, the military, taxes, and social issues. They’re pro-life to the core. They base their decisions on principles, not on expedience. They are fearless. And they’d wipe Obama’s and Biden’s a88es in any debate.
They’ve both proven that they do what is best for the people they’re responsible for, rather than what’s best for themselves, in ways no other candidates have done.
I think Palin/West would be unbeatable in every way.
I like Herman Cain a lot, and if he wins the nomination, I’ll support him with enthusiasm, even going so far as to take time off from work to work on his campaign. But he’s definitely second fiddle to both Palin and West. Perhaps he would be good as Commerce Secretary.
I’d stay away from Giuliani for Homeland Security. In fact, I think they should abolish the department. They’re out of control, and Giuliani would only make it worse. He has no principles except the principle of expediency. He’s willing to take away our rights for the mere appearance of safety. He’s part of the problem.
Thanks! I needed that! LOL!
Vice President: Herman Cain or Allen West
SecState: John Bolton
SecDef: Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (USAF, Ret)
Attorney General: Ken Cuccinelli
Sec Homeland Security: Rudy Giuliani
Actually, some guy on foxnews this morning was saying all the other contenders don’t think she is running.
She’s got a good gig going feeding her bank account.
Can’t see the rush to give that up.
Come to think of it, Obama looks like a pansy compared to Sarah, too.
Come to think of it, Obama looks like a pansy compared to a pansy.
It may be difficult, but I would encourage her to look outside the beltway as much as possible. Yes, we need experience, but more importantly we need folks not corrupted by the DC establishment and “business model.”
I like many of the suggestions on this thread: West, Cheney, Bolton etc who are not lifers in the collective. This may be our last chance to radically downsize big government and rid it of the rampant corruption. Insiders may not be up to that task.
Here’s another thought - one final Czar with supreme power for one week. Call him/her the Czar of Shrinkage. Their job would be to shut down all worthless programs and departments - education, energy etc and cut spending to all Democrat front groups NPR, planned abortion, acorn, unions, Pigford “farmers” etc.
“I cannot go with McCain at Defense.”
- - -
“Lol. Anyone recommending McCain for *anything* is deranged. “
absolutely!!! Benedict Arnold and Murtha were Vets also...
“No president has ever recognized the constitutionality of the War Powers Act and neither do I, McCain said. “
...and Perry is too much of a big government republican. Colonel West is best for VP. He would balance the ticket well, is a team player, and can handle ALL enemies...
but this, this, is incredible!!!! it would be PERFECT,
the libs would be rendered speechless as their heads explode:
“Sarah will need a Press Secretary too. We would love to see Tammy Bruce up there every day giving the corrupt media hell!”
I think it is not about the money - it is strictly about the position - money is easy
At this level it is all about ego
It is fun pairing Palin with any and everybody else.
But I don’t know why there has been no mention in this post for a Palin-Rubio ticket ?
I cannot imagine a ticket that would garner more votes - female, Latino, conservative, libertarian, tea party, patriots, and real men.
The only drawback is experience, but that was never a problem for the lame media when it came to the ‘Present’ one.
I really like Cain too.
I have never understood the propensity for so many on this site to hang their hats on unelectable people. Last time it was Duncan Hunter, then it was Christine O'Donnell during the mid terms and now Sarah. We do not represent the majority of the electorate as Duncan and Christine's candidacies showed.
(I'm waiting to see who the first person is to call me a Mittbot, though nowhere did I mention Mr. Romney's name, nor is he a a part of this discussion. That won't stop those with MDS though.)
Yes, Rubio would be excellent. But, as you say not much experience. Although, if you surround yourself with good, competent, experienced people, as in the cabinet, I think in part that would make up for lack of experience. O’bama has zero experience but, he also lacks in good competent people. And their goals are evil and party is more important than country.
No, actually there is no prequal required other than the Consitutional requirements of a natural born citizen, 35 or more years of age.
Character matters more than anything else, in my opinion.
Anyone (who meets these prereqs) could be President, perhpaps should be, rather than some elitist-minded goof ball who thinks they know all and in reality, are lost to the issues....
I would rather see a hard woirking blue collar type over an intellectual silver spoony any time!
Remember, our leaders are supposed be us....
Palin / (McChrystal or Petraeus).
I've met Petraeus briefly, and worked under McChystal at Balad. These guys are both titans. You can't beat already having run other countries for executive experience to run ours. Plus, watching them debate Joe Biden on foreign affairs would be like watching a hungry bear debate a girl scout holding a honeycombs.
Palin / West
West seems a straight shooter and a good politician. He's a bit junior to the scene, but so far his instincts look solid. It's an extra twist of the knife that he's more of Biden's ideal of a 'clean, articulate African American' than Obama is.
Palin / Perry
Maybe not the most rock ribbed conservative, but he's a popular governor from a huge state. That's good experience, and makes the platform solid and credible from day one. It's a good alternative from two Senators who obviously couldn't run a lemonade stand.
Palin / Forbes
The economy is going to be the Achilles Heel of the Obama administration. Forbes is a solid guy, and has name recognition on par if not better than Trumps. Being a 'grown up' ticket running against the whiny children currently in power will be a powerful weapon.
What we don't need.
Palin / Pawlenty, Palin / Santorum, or any variation of Palin / (name your boring white guy). Palin's super controversial, and she needs someone on her flank that's able to deflect fire and be a powerful threat in their own right, now a wallflower that leaves her exposed and vulnerable.
We also don't need Palin / (someone controversial or untested.) That would include Paul or Cain. Not that they don't have good ideas, but the ticket is already charged with star power and controversy with Palin in it. She doesn't need another volatile element with possible major vulnerabilities. No Gingrich, etc.
All in all, I like my first four picks, but am open to others in that vein.
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