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Let's be President Biden's cabinet!

I'm White House Chief of Staff Pete Buttigieg.

by Anonymousreply 224Last Wednesday at 4:11 PM

OP I'm also hoping for Pete as Chief of Staff.

by Anonymousreply 110/09/2020

I'm Attorney General Adam Schiff.

by Anonymousreply 210/09/2020

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for Secretary of the Treasury.

by Anonymousreply 310/09/2020

I was hoping for Mayor Pete to be appointed Secretary of Defense.

by Anonymousreply 410/09/2020

Handsome Washington Governor / children's author Jay Inslee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

by Anonymousreply 510/09/2020

We're the emails suggesting the Biden might find a position for NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio.

We go directly into the Junk folder

by Anonymousreply 610/09/2020

I’m Kellyanne Conway.

by Anonymousreply 710/09/2020

I think the Chief of Staff will be a woman. Val Demings or Valerie Jarrett. I think Pete will be Sec of HUD or Ambassador to the UN.

by Anonymousreply 810/09/2020

^^ Sorry. "I am Valerie Jarrett, Chief of Staff" etc

by Anonymousreply 910/09/2020

I am the four years of manipulating the ever so senile acting President.

by Anonymousreply 1010/09/2020

[quote]I am the four years of manipulating the ever so senile acting President.

We're imagining the upcoming Biden years, not the past 4 Trump years.

by Anonymousreply 1110/09/2020

I’m Secretary of State Susan Rice.

by Anonymousreply 1210/09/2020

I like Pete as Chief of Staff, but a Chief of Staff has to know Washington.

Ron Klain.

by Anonymousreply 1310/09/2020

Hillary will be ambassador to the UN.

by Anonymousreply 1410/09/2020

Nonsense. Hillary doesn’t want a demotion.

by Anonymousreply 1510/09/2020

What can we do with Pete?

by Anonymousreply 1610/09/2020

The rumour is that Cuomo came out and endorsed Joe early on in exchange for a promise that he'd be COS.

by Anonymousreply 1710/09/2020

Another demotion.

by Anonymousreply 1810/09/2020

I'm the masks that everyone wears at all times when indoors and the preference for Zoom meetings when possible

by Anonymousreply 1910/09/2020

I’m Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 2010/09/2020

Sorry to disappoint you guys, but I’M the White House Chief of Staff.

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by Anonymousreply 2110/09/2020

I’m CoS Buttigieg's sly and sexy twink aide, Liam. I’m always telling Chasen that Pete is out of the office when he’s not, then forgetting to pass on the message that he called. Oops...

by Anonymousreply 2210/09/2020

I'm Attorney General Sally Yates

by Anonymousreply 2310/09/2020

Technically, the cabinet only includes the 15 heads of the various executive branch departments, but I guess Chief of Staff is considered a "cabinet-level" position, even if it's not officially part of the cabinet.

by Anonymousreply 2410/09/2020

Valerie Jarrett and Pete will be part of the administration no doubt in my mind. I also think Susan Rice as SoS is a good call. But I agree Ron Klain will be Chief of Staff if he wants it. He may not. I think whoever it is has to be someone who knows Biden and has worked with him for years. Someone familiar. A Truth speaker. And has to have a good relationship with Congress. Klain has those credentials. Biden needs to stay away from people like Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel who are shit on a stick.c Actually Sally Yates would make a great Supreme Court nominee.

by Anonymousreply 2510/09/2020

I’m Secretary of Defense Jim Webb

by Anonymousreply 2610/09/2020

How about Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Pete?

by Anonymousreply 2710/09/2020

In what way is Pete qualified to be chief of staff? Come on.

Biden’s cabinet is going to be stacked with highly experienced people who have been in Washington for years. There’s a TON of cleaning up to do. Pete has no relationships to anyone on the Hill and his only experience is being mayor of a college town.

Ya’ll are delusional.

by Anonymousreply 2810/09/2020

r3, we need Warren in the Senate. If she accepts a job in the Biden Administration, her replacement would be appointed by the governor of Massachusetts, who is a Republican.

by Anonymousreply 2910/09/2020

I'm an armoire, not cabinet!

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by Anonymousreply 3010/09/2020

[quote]In what way is Pete qualified to be chief of staff? Come on.

Why must every other post about Pete be about how unqualified he is for anything, which is the biggest crock of shit on a site where we all are constantly posting crocks of shit on a daily basis. Give it a rest. And FFS start supporting one of your own for a change.

by Anonymousreply 3110/09/2020

Pete will either be in charge of veteran affairs or he will be UN Ambassador.

by Anonymousreply 3210/09/2020

Veterans Affairs is no-win. Is he that brave? Also, pretty much the bottom of the pecking order.

by Anonymousreply 3310/09/2020

"Department of Children and Youth",

Proposed by me, Marianne Williamson.

by Anonymousreply 3410/09/2020

I predict Health and Human Services for Pete.

by Anonymousreply 3510/09/2020

[quote]I like Pete as Chief of Staff, but a Chief of Staff has to know Washington.

Chief of Staff isn't a track to the country's top executive position -- and we know Pete has ambitions.

UN Ambassador or Sec of Vet Affairs seem more in line. In any case, a position on track to help his future campaigns.

by Anonymousreply 3610/09/2020

Amy Klobuchar - Senate Majority Leader

by Anonymousreply 3710/09/2020

[QUOTE] Amy Klobuchar - Senate Majority Leader

If Pete Buttigieg is Secretary of Staff, I doubt he would allow Joe Biden to appoint Amy Klobuchar as Senate Majority Leader. There’s too much bad blood between them.

by Anonymousreply 3810/09/2020

r38 Do you really think: (1) there's a position called "Secretary of Staff," and (2) the President appoints the Senate Majority Leader?

by Anonymousreply 3910/09/2020

R39, I weep for the lack of civics education in our schools.

by Anonymousreply 4010/09/2020

Sally Yates would be an interesting pick for Chief of Staff too. Attorney General, if not.

by Anonymousreply 4110/09/2020

Secretary of Starshine, Marianne Williamson

by Anonymousreply 4210/09/2020

I'm National Security Advisor Peter Strzok.

by Anonymousreply 4310/09/2020

[QUOTE] Do you really think: (1) there's a position called "Secretary of Staff," and (2) the President appoints the Senate Majority Leader?

Then would Pete Buttigieg appoint the Senate Majority Leader, R39?

by Anonymousreply 4410/09/2020

I'm gonna list all the Cabinet Positions and possible appointee

State - Rice

Treasury - ???

Defense - ???

Interior - Pete?

Agriculture - ???

Commerce - ???

Labor - ???

Health and Human Services - ???

Housing and Urban Development - ???

Transportation - ???

Energy - ???

Education - ???

Veterans Affairs - Pete?

Homeland Security - ???

Trade Rep - ???

Director of National Intelligence - ???

Office of Management & Budget - ???

Director of CIA - ???

EPA - ???

Small Business Administration - ???


AG will be Yates

Chief of Staff - ???

Communications - ???

Press Secretary - ???

by Anonymousreply 4510/09/2020

Biden has people that he has been working with for decades that will be better suited as a a Chief of Staff than Pete.

A. They know DC. A must for that job. It is not a great position for on the job training since they can make or break a presidency.

B. They know Biden and have his trust. Pete is trust worthy as well, but established relationships matter.

C. CoS wastes Pete's oratorial skills because it is primarily a behind the scenes job. That can change, but you really don't want a CoS in front of the cameras a lot.

D. Pete might hive higher political aspirations. CoS builds connections, but running a Department gives him a different set of political power.

Wherever Pete goes, he will be successful!!! He's already scoring points with Democrats that had cooled to him during the Primary with his recent Fox soundbites.

by Anonymousreply 4610/09/2020

r14 would that be considered a demotion from SoS? Do you think she would take that type of role?

by Anonymousreply 4710/09/2020

No trans cabinet members? Isn't there a trans politician out there? Surely someone on this list.

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by Anonymousreply 4810/09/2020

Trans Nominee: Dr. Rachel Levine as Surgeon General

by Anonymousreply 4910/09/2020

If Doug Jones loses his Senate seat I would like to see him as Attorney General or replacing Breyer as Supreme Court Justice

by Anonymousreply 5010/09/2020

I'm the fly. I'll be deployed to Fox News and will readily take down Tucker Carlson by flying into his nose and crawling out of his ear five minutes into his broadcast.

by Anonymousreply 5110/09/2020

I only want hawt politicians as I am a gay. I wish they'd find something for Justin Amash. Maybe UN ambassador. Christian Palestinian, seems about right for him.

by Anonymousreply 5210/09/2020

I'll be Chasten (assuming Pete gets a job in Washington). He is secretly helping Kamala'a husband manage being Second Gentleman. Chasten had it all planned, just in case, and the perfect position to get Pete as VP if Kamala ever becomes President

by Anonymousreply 5310/09/2020

We're the dozen white house aides in the front row at one of Chasten's many seminars on social media hosted at the White House. We have to humour him because Pete is our boss and getting to the next rung of the ladder is a tough gig.

by Anonymousreply 5410/09/2020

Elizabeth Warren might be a good call for Treasury or Interior

by Anonymousreply 5510/09/2020

[quote]Sally Yates would be an interesting pick for Chief of Staff too.

CoS will be a Biden operative.

by Anonymousreply 5610/09/2020

Pete would do well not to accept any position under Biden. He should prepare for 2024 instead by staying out of the Beltway and remaining in Middle America. He needs to stay away from the corruption and mindlessness of the DNC.

by Anonymousreply 5710/09/2020

Still mad about Bernie, r57?

Maybe it's finally time to get over it.

by Anonymousreply 5810/09/2020

Jake Sullivan (Biden's National Security Advisor during the Obama years, later a key Hillary Clinton aide who fruitlessly urged her campaign to focus more on the Rust Belt in the dying days of the 2016 race) will resurface as something senior, probably related to National Security or diplomacy.

He was tipped for high office once upon a time himself, too....

by Anonymousreply 5910/09/2020

[Quote] Still mad about Bernie, [R57]?

Sorry? Don't get that r58. Explain please.

by Anonymousreply 6010/09/2020

Well he's still gonna be Chief of my Staff, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 6110/09/2020

[quote] Actually Sally Yates would make a great Supreme Court nominee.

Get in line, Sally!

by Anonymousreply 6210/09/2020

I am Kamala. I am the President.

by Anonymousreply 6310/09/2020

Hillary for the Supreme Court would be good too. Though r15 I don't see why UN ambassador is a demotion. Presidents have gone back to the Senate IIRC.

Also I'm naive and idealistic. I believe if you're in public service you serve the country the best you can and in the capacity where you can give the most. Mrs. Roosevelt went to the UN did she not?

by Anonymousreply 6410/09/2020

I'm Goop, Chief of Protocol and Lifestyle Consultant. All State Dinners will be Conscious Celebrations.

by Anonymousreply 6510/09/2020

UN Ambassador is a step down from Secretary of State.

by Anonymousreply 6610/09/2020

Hillary is too old for SCOTUS. perhaps an Obama.

by Anonymousreply 6710/09/2020

President Barack Obama for either Secretary of State OR SCOTUS.

by Anonymousreply 6810/09/2020

[quote]Elizabeth Warren might be a good call for Treasury or Interior

Right. So the Republican governor can appoint her replacement and undo any gains made in November?

by Anonymousreply 6910/09/2020

Step up step down r66 that's what I don't get. Ok ok that may be important to puny cocklets like you and me but once you're an Obama or Clinton, what does it matter?

Why should it matter? Carter was building houses on the lower East Side after leaving the White House. True, Reagan hawked Pepsi afterwards but he's a Republican so let's not worry about their kind.

by Anonymousreply 7010/09/2020

Didn't we determine during the primaries that would not actually happen R69?

by Anonymousreply 7110/09/2020

I am AOC, Director of the Office of Climate Change.

(come on Joe... do it... the world is about to die)

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by Anonymousreply 7210/09/2020

50 Million Trans women of color just DIED because you refuse to appoint the majority to cabinet positions!!!

by Anonymousreply 7310/09/2020

[QUOTE] Right. So the Republican governor can appoint her replacement and undo any gains made in November?

It would be a temporary replacement until a special election is held, R69. And the Democratic legislature in MA can make some changes to speed up that process.

by Anonymousreply 7410/09/2020

My guesses:

Adam Schiff as SOS/AG

Sally Yates - AG

Pete - UN Ambassador

Warren - Treasury

Swallwell - Defense

All the fired FBI guys scattered between FBI and Intelligence.

Obama - SCOTUS

Brennan - back in the saddle as either SOS or Justice dept.

by Anonymousreply 7510/09/2020

And Tammy?

by Anonymousreply 7610/09/2020

Schiff will not be SOS

The SOS potential from among Congress is Chris Coons -- in case he wants to leave the Senate.

by Anonymousreply 7710/09/2020

This thread sounds so familiar...

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by Anonymousreply 7810/09/2020

Bernie Sanders - Interior

by Anonymousreply 7910/09/2020

Adam Schiff wants to be Speaker.

by Anonymousreply 8010/09/2020

I like the idea of Pete Buttigieg for Press Secretary, he has a wicked wit.

by Anonymousreply 8110/09/2020

Pete Buttigieg won't be offered or take a staff position. He'll take Interior or Commerce, or slip into OMB, perhaps.

by Anonymousreply 8210/09/2020

Nice try, Boris @r78, but 2020 is not 2016.

by Anonymousreply 8310/09/2020

R83 is typing from Moscow trying to convince us that.

by Anonymousreply 8410/09/2020

R78/84, your weird syntax gives you away.

by Anonymousreply 8510/09/2020

I'm Zeke Emanuel. Please give me one more chance to do the death panels. Please!!

by Anonymousreply 8610/09/2020

Reasons 2020 is not 2016:

- The Democratic nominee is popular.

- Trump has been "president" for almost 4 years, and people are *literally* sick to death of him.

- The Greens and Libertarians will not serve as spoilers this time.

- There's a fucking global pandemic on, AND an economic crash, AND a race-relations crisis. In case you hadn't noticed.

Shall I go on, r78/r84?

by Anonymousreply 8710/09/2020

I’m homosexuals, hoping MAYOR PETE is in charge of everything!


by Anonymousreply 8810/09/2020

The cunt at r78 is one of those trolls who shits on every position to get a rise out. It also smells like an old woman or cunt-adjacent.

by Anonymousreply 8910/09/2020

Some of these are random guesses and others are from sources in the know and I am not telling which are which.

State - Susan Rice

Treasury - Elizabeth Warren

Defense - Michele Flournoy

Interior - Tom Udall

Agriculture - ???

Commerce - Ursula Burns former chair and CEO of VEON (a black woman)

Labor - Sara Nelson. Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants union

Health and Human Services - Vivek Murthy, MD the nineteenth Surgeon General of the United States.

Housing and Urban Development - Rep. Karen Bass

Transportation - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Energy - Beto O'Rourke

Veterans Affairs - Carolyn Clancy Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education, and Affiliate Networks

Homeland Security - Alejandro Mayorkas former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security

Trade Rep - Fred Hochberg, the former U.S. Export-Import Bank chairman

Director of National Intelligence - Tony Blinken, the former deputy national security adviser

Office of Management & Budget - ???

Director of CIA - Michael Morell deputy director of the CIA

EPA - Washington Governor Jay Inslee

Small Business Administration - Andrew Yang

National Security Advisor - Tony Blinken former Deputy National Security Advisor

UN ambassador - Pete Buttigieg

AG - Sally Yates

Chief of Staff - Delaware Senator Chris Koons or Ron Klain

Communications - TJ Ducklo media strategist who currently serves as the national press secretary for former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign

Press Secretary - Symone D. Sanders

by Anonymousreply 9010/09/2020

I am Joe Biden, and I'm playing very close attention to this thread and taking notes.

by Anonymousreply 9110/09/2020

Romney has been floated for SOS.

by Anonymousreply 9210/09/2020

Heidi Heitkamp for Agriculture? Democrat, but popular with rural Trumpists.

by Anonymousreply 9310/09/2020

r87 Economic crash? My brokerage just passed 2MM for the first time. I'll take yer "crash" all day long.

by Anonymousreply 9410/09/2020

Biden LOVES Pete and constantly talks about how he wants to fill the white house with people like him. Pete will definitely be offered Ambassador to the UN, he's too good for an administrative position like chief of staff. Doesn't matter how little experience you have when you're as intelligent and savvy as Pete.

by Anonymousreply 9510/09/2020

Pete could be an advisor to President Biden. As long as Pete is in Biden’s inner circle I’ll be happy.

Sally Yates for Attorney General.

by Anonymousreply 9610/09/2020

R42 is correct. Yoga instructor/ self help author/ officiator at Elizabeth Taylor weddings Marianne Williamson is the only person qualified to served as Secretary of Starshine..

by Anonymousreply 9710/09/2020

This could be Pete and Chasty's new place.

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by Anonymousreply 9810/09/2020

I'd like to see Obama on the Supreme Court

by Anonymousreply 9910/09/2020

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard as ambassador to Tonga or Micronesia.

by Anonymousreply 10010/09/2020

I put the wrong link to Pete's possible new house.

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by Anonymousreply 10110/09/2020

President Bill Clinton as ambassador to The Bahamas.

by Anonymousreply 10210/09/2020

And you New York whores better keep your holes to yourselves.

by Anonymousreply 10310/09/2020

Warren ain’t gonna be the treasury secretary. Wall St loathes her. Biden isn’t gonna shake that hornets nest.

by Anonymousreply 10410/09/2020

Pete will be press secretary. He hast to have a role where he speaks to the press cause he’s the best at it.

by Anonymousreply 10510/09/2020

Side note: Who will replace Kamala as senator? I'm guessing Karen Bass or Adam Schiff.

by Anonymousreply 10610/09/2020

Fantasy: Tammy Duckworth for SoS Reality: Mitt Romney for SoS

Biden is a 50 year Washington guy who believes in bipartisanship. His cabinet will reflect that. He isn’t going to rock the boat.

by Anonymousreply 10710/09/2020

Again, Adam Schiff wants to be Speaker. Karen Bass or hot daddy Swallwell are the leading contenders if Biden wins. The Senate is going to be close, why take out Warren when you need that seat -- at least to get the Senate organized in a new session. And even with a special election, MA is not a lock to elect a Democrat to the Senate.

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by Anonymousreply 10810/09/2020

[quote]Mitt Romney for SoS

I'd like to believe that this kind of bipartisanship has been blown out of Democratic thinking by the last few years. Clinton and Obama made Republicans their Defense secretaries, reinforcing the message that Democrats were softer and less strategic, that you need a Republican to handle that stuff. FUCK that SHIT. Blare out the true message that Republicans kill everything they touch, and put our own people in there.

As for Romney, he's a close crony of Netanyahu whose vision of the world mainly has to do with global finance and what he can get out of it. He lost in 2012 because too many people hated his out-of-touch billionaire attitude and hostility to regular wage-earners. He's carved out a little niche by opposing Trump here and there, and voted to convict him in Feb., but he's still a Republican, a proponent of a vicious and failed ideology, and far worse than many a Democrat would be at rebuilding our currently ruinous foreign policy.

by Anonymousreply 10910/09/2020

R101 Truman and Buddy Buttigieg need a yard, not a penthouse.

by Anonymousreply 11010/09/2020

Schiff would be a great speaker of the house but they need him in the ass kicking sections of government like Justice or intelligence. Susan Rice will be in there somewhere. Maybe Sec of Defense? Joint Chiefs Chairman? Swalwell as speaker would work for me.

by Anonymousreply 11110/09/2020

There is nothing more "ass kicking" than being Speaker of the House. When Nancy is ready to hand over the gavel, Schiff would be perfect and ready.

by Anonymousreply 11210/09/2020

What's the utility for Democrats to have Romney as SoS - apart from perfunctory bipartisan window dressing?

by Anonymousreply 11310/09/2020

Any senator considered for cabinet position must come from a democratic state with a Democratic governor. A Democratic senator resigning to move into the administration and which the governor is a Republican will appoint a Republican. It will potentially cause a shift in power in the Senate and that will not happen.

Massachusetts has a Republican governor as well Maryland. They also have Democratic senators.

by Anonymousreply 11410/09/2020

Do Senators typically give up their seats for cabinet positions?

by Anonymousreply 11510/09/2020


by Anonymousreply 11610/09/2020

He is senile, he won't be in office but a few months.

by Anonymousreply 11710/09/2020

But IF there's a Democratic sweep in the Senate then it takes the pressure off a potential Warren appointment, because they can easily ride out the few months to a special election with one fewer senator. Right now according to the polls they are competitive in about a dozen seats (which is not to say they'll win them all) and only in real danger of losing one in Alabama.

If you really felt that Warren or whomever was the right choice for the position in question it'd be dumb to pass them up under those circumstances.

by Anonymousreply 11810/09/2020

Pelosi committed to give up the Speakership in 2022 to win the Speakership in 2018, whether she will keep that commitment who knows but right now that is her status.

This article is from 2018 it isn't something new.

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by Anonymousreply 11910/09/2020

A moderate/centrist democrat like Joe Biden is not going to nominate someone like Liz Warren, who would freak out the market, and that takes nothing away from Liz Warren.

by Anonymousreply 12010/09/2020

[quote] Do Senators typically give up their seats for cabinet positions?

It depends, I think Kerry gave up his seat to become SOS because Republicans were in control of the Senate which means he had almost no power. If they are thinking about retiring soon a chance to do something new might be attractive. If their party controls the Senate the older ones stand a good chance of becoming a committee chairperson, so they might want to stay to have the power. If Republicans keep control of the Senate more of them might be willing to take a cabinet position. Younger ones would probably want to stay and not give up their seat.

by Anonymousreply 12110/09/2020

Schiff should be appointed to Kamala’s seat. But tranny pandering identity politics ghoul Gavin Newsom will pick a black woman, or even a black tranny. Qualifications be damned! Schiff belongs in the senate.

by Anonymousreply 12210/09/2020

Oh dear Lord 🙄

by Anonymousreply 12310/09/2020

Jared Kushner for ambassador to North Korea.

by Anonymousreply 12410/09/2020

[quote]Schiff should be appointed to Kamala’s seat. But tranny pandering identity politics ghoul Gavin Newsom will pick a black woman, or even a black tranny

And you know a House Speakership will be out of the question for a white male.

by Anonymousreply 12510/09/2020

I think the smartest thing Pete could do is move to Michigan (where Chasten is from) so he can run for U.S. senate and represent Michigan, where he is more likely to get elected as a Democrat. I don't think he could get elected in backward Indiana.

by Anonymousreply 12610/09/2020

[quote]Schiff should be appointed to Kamala’s seat.

While it would be nice to finally have a senator from southern California for a change (I can't even remember who the last one was), a white Jewish male is not necessarily the best option. (Although it's been a while since we had a male senator, too.)

by Anonymousreply 12710/09/2020

Adam Schiff should replace Harris as Senator.

by Anonymousreply 12810/09/2020

This is just a Parlour game y'all. Don't take it too seriously but just have some fun with it.

by Anonymousreply 12910/10/2020

I said it before, so it's worth repeating again. I would love for Hiils to be a Special Adviser to Joe. The reason being the those Refucks will not be able to bring her before any fake nonsense Repug commission for questioning. This way she can utilize the full force of her capacities to undo/dig out all facts/and investigate all of Jared Kushners money laundering and put him in jail for life. I have no doubt in my mind that Jared traded US Confidential secrets to get money from the Saudis along with Qatar. (If I remember correctly, it was Qatar that ended up giving him hundreds of millions of dollars). Whatever the details, somewhere or somehow Jared secured money to pay for his 666 5th avenue building...and someone needs to make sure he goes to jail for this!

Hopefully, this arrangement will be amicable to Hillary, as I would doubt she'd want to get into the gutters and the craven underbelly of the Repug sewer again to deal with these evil, Satan-loving Republicans. I hope the Dem House will pay her a sick amount of money for doing this dirty, but necessary task.

by Anonymousreply 13010/10/2020

What Pete will want to get out of his role in the administration will be preparedness to have another tilt at President in four or eight years. Making him UN Ambassador just shifts him to the side. He needs either a prominent advisory role or a Cabinet position - if he doesn't run for office in 2024 he needs a guaranteed Cabinet position then. He also needs a role that will actively endear him to the black community if he does it well.

Are we counting Obama out because we know he doesn't want anything? He'd be an excellent SoS, or UN Ambassador. Alienated foreign allies would glomp back onto the US with magnetic speed.

by Anonymousreply 13110/10/2020

He shouldn't hire any democratic senators. And I don't think Romney deserves an award.

by Anonymousreply 13210/10/2020

Why do we have any faith in Adam Schiff?? Please someone inform me. There's a poster up thread that wants him badly to have a powerful position in Biden Administration. Can someone list anything that Schiff has accomplished that has helped Biden? How about telling us where (if ever or anywhere) that Schiff managed to outsmart McConnell? Be aware that the little weasel Devin Nunes is still squirreling on the grounds in the dark, free to do as he pleases. What exactly has Schiff done above and beyond duty? Whenever I see Schiff's face, it is associated will failure. Mitch the Bitch has him on all fours with his dick firmly implanted up to his small turtle balls.

by Anonymousreply 13310/10/2020

Romney?? Wtf is wrong with you guys? He's a repug. Recently supported the SC judge appt to replace RBG! You guys SMH🤦‍♀️

by Anonymousreply 13410/10/2020

Ron Klain will be Chief of Staff. He was Biden's COS when he was VP and also worked with him when Klain was counsel to the Senate Judiciary committee. Klain also knows Washington well.

Mayor Pete does not know Washington well, but has been a great surrogate for the campaign. I'd send him to the UN for now but bring him in for a replacement at State, Defense, or Intelligence after a year or two. Let him get some more foreign policy creds.

Warren is needed in the Senate to play a coordinating role in undoing all of the regulations that the Trump administration (with McConnell's indifference) has decimated.

Rice to State.

by Anonymousreply 13510/10/2020

Interesting list R90, but why would Garcetti take Transportation?

Seems like a much lower profile job than mayor of LA for someone with ambitions.

Whereas I could see Karen Bass taking a cabinet job, figuring she gets 4-8 years out of it and then will be in her 70s and able to retire and collect speaking fees.

by Anonymousreply 13610/10/2020

[quote]Making him UN Ambassador just shifts him to the side.

Nikki Hailey will beg to differ.

by Anonymousreply 13710/10/2020

McConnell's indifference, R135? You mean McConnell's constant enthusiastic support. He's been Tea Party World Domination all the way since forever.

by Anonymousreply 13810/10/2020

Old Joe won't be around long.

by Anonymousreply 13910/10/2020

He needs a strong Attorney General who will go after the whole Trump family and lock them all up.

by Anonymousreply 14010/10/2020

I’m a brain cell! So glad I have a place in this new cabinet! The last administration had no place for me.

by Anonymousreply 14110/10/2020

The Governor or Washington state, Jay Inslee will make a great EPA or Interior Secretary. He is way out front on environmental issues and he appreciates the urgency. Joe needs someone like him.

I'd have Elizabeth Warren as one of my Economic advisors or as Secretary of Labor. She might accept it. Usually Labor Secretary is a union heavyweight. But don't disparage the Veterans Affairs posting. The budget is huge. One of the biggest departments of government. They need someone good, but I would not use Pete there. IMO Pete ought to be in the White House in some fashion.

by Anonymousreply 14210/10/2020

[quote] Interesting list [R90], but why would Garcetti take Transportation?

Yeah that one was somewhat puzzling to me, but I got that one from another source, I think it might have been from Politico but I looked at a lot of projections for that list and I don't remember which one that was from. One reason might be to get familiar with Washington and how things work between the executive branch and congress, Garcetti will probably run for President in the future.

by Anonymousreply 14310/10/2020

Good idea r130. It would be nice to see her stick the long gloved and greased arm of the law up the Republicunt asses.

There should be ZERO Republicunts in Biden's cabinet. They should all fry in hell, hanging upside down like bats having their entrails eaten by demons.

by Anonymousreply 14410/10/2020

Xavier Becerra the Attorney General of California will replace Kamala Harris. He is a highly respected, very effective AG and he is a Latino. They're the future.

by Anonymousreply 14510/10/2020

I adore Hillary and never apologize for it. But tactically it would not be a good idea to bring Hillary or Michelle or Barack into the Biden Administration. Joe is all about developing the next generation. Those three would take attention away from Joe and become lightning rods for media and Republican trash. Mayne of the people who ran in the primaries will get a second look, and really, after the decades Joe has spent in D.C. he will want a few insiders like Ron Klain close to him. Klain is smart, he is effective, he is respected. You won't find too many people as well thought of. Now I will bet Joe will ask Michelle to head up some special project. He may do the same with Hillary or BArack. But nothing that looks permanent. Plus I think that while Michelle & Barack are over Washington, they will want to be seen to serve when called on, so many Joe sends Barack to China to repair the mess Donnie made, and he sends Hillary to Europe for some short term special project. And he appoints Michelle the Nutrition and Fitness expert the way Reagan appointed Arnold Schwarzenegger. But the old guard is over for all intents & purposes.

by Anonymousreply 14610/10/2020

Ron Klain is Gay. So he will represent!

by Anonymousreply 14710/10/2020

I'm not sure if Obama would be eligible for a cabinet position, like State or anything else, because cabinet sec'ys are in the line of succession. And to be honest, why would he want that. He's been the president, everything else is just a step down.

by Anonymousreply 14810/10/2020

Biden isn't bringing back any of those old cows. Biden is enough. He's the great-grand pappy who knows life goes on and young people are important.

by Anonymousreply 14910/10/2020

Secretary of Transportation is not to be underrated. It combines maximal power with minimal, uh, conspicuousness.

by Anonymousreply 15010/10/2020

I'm the lobbyists for the military industrial complex, big pharma, health insurers, private prison companies and Wall Street, loving the fact that a degenerate, greedy, war-mongering psychopath who barely managed to win against an orange potato, has arrived to derregulate, drag us into a Third World War, repress poor people and force people to go bankrupt so they can pay their healthcare bills.

by Anonymousreply 15110/10/2020

No, Obama is going to be on the Supreme Court. I want to see CON HEADS explode! Would also be nice to see him next to ole Clarence to see what a genuinely smart Black man is.

by Anonymousreply 15210/10/2020

R127 Last CA US Senator from Southern California - Pete Wilson, former San Diego mayor. Left Senate in... wait for it.... 1991.

by Anonymousreply 15310/10/2020

R148 Line of succession not a factor... the person would just be "skipped over"... e.g. the number of Cabinet members who were naturalized citizens (Kissinger, Albright). But Obama in the Cabinet is a non-starter. Never going to happen. SCOTUS? Maybe...

by Anonymousreply 15410/10/2020

Katie Porter - Health and Human Services.

by Anonymousreply 15510/10/2020

I work in the UN so yass, give us Pete! And I WILL flirt a bit.

by Anonymousreply 15610/10/2020

R14 "Hillary will be ambassador to the UN."

Hillary should disappear (or at least shut up). Her sell-by date has passed.

by Anonymousreply 15710/10/2020

R111 "Susan Rice will be in there somewhere...Joint Chiefs Chairman?

Sorry, please refresh my memory regarding Susan Rice's career in the military?

by Anonymousreply 15810/10/2020

R112 "When Nancy is ready to hand over the gavel"

When they wheel her out of there with her face covered on a gurney.

by Anonymousreply 15910/10/2020

R122 "But tranny pandering identity politics ghoul Gavin Newsom will pick a black woman, or even a black tranny."

Is this really a constructive thing to say? I'm not naturally a big fan of identity politics [but], and regardless of how you feel about Gov. Newsom, your post borders on racism/bashing. There's such a thing as human decency, and there are genuine problems in these areas.

What country do you live in? Have you come out of a long-term coma recently?

Perhaps you've heard about the homicide/violence against black trans women.

by Anonymousreply 16010/10/2020

Jill for Secretary of Education. Nepotism? Not much more so than with Cruella De Vos.

by Anonymousreply 16110/10/2020

Biden said that Jill intends to continue teaching during his term.

by Anonymousreply 16210/10/2020

r158 r158 r159 r160

Please learn how to use the QUOTE function.

by Anonymousreply 16310/10/2020

Yeah, she can TEACH the Republicans some good policy. And don't spare the ruler and the dunce cap, Jill!

by Anonymousreply 16410/10/2020

R163 Please mind your own business, you anal....

by Anonymousreply 16510/10/2020

[quote]Please learn how to use the QUOTE function.[quote]

Just noticed before your post that there is a way to do this. It takes longer.

by Anonymousreply 16610/10/2020

R163 R166 Please learn how to use the QUOTE function.[quote]

Okay, slam me for doing it wrong.

by Anonymousreply 16710/10/2020

[quote]Joe sends Barack to China to repair the mess Donnie made


I hope Joe Biden immediately repairs the rift with the EU and other allies to start the process of investigating how China gave the world covid19. Dump neglecting the virus is one thing, but China is still responsible for it through their refusal to ban wet markets and withholding crucial information about the virus. They also need to be sanctioned for Hong Kong and their many other human rights abuses, which Joe already said he would do.

If you all witnessed how Russia's dirty money and their manipulation of social media shaped the 2016 election, you will see nothing like it once China gets into that game trying to undermine the western world.

by Anonymousreply 16810/10/2020

R112 thinks all foreign policy will miraculously not be at the forefront for the next ten years, like a magical fairyland.

R158 does not know what the meaning of “just for fun on an anonymous board” means and is the idiot who did the 63 page PowerPoint presentation on house rules, attire, and suggested activities to the people doing the share in Provincetown or the Springs or wherever it was.

by Anonymousreply 16910/10/2020

r53 is he blowing him or something? What help does one need to be a Second Gentleman? It's exactly like bing the Second Lady, hint, no one give a shit about you! There all that a Second Spouse needs to know.

by Anonymousreply 17010/10/2020

Commerce Secretary is very important. That's where I'd put Pete.

by Anonymousreply 17110/10/2020

Pete will be in Biden’s inner circle as a special counselor to the president. Warren needs to stay in the Senate. The Clintons need to be put out to pasture. And I think Obama would prefer to be called Mr. President for the rest of his life instead of Secretary of... Biden will award Obama the reciprocal medal of freedom.

by Anonymousreply 17210/10/2020

For those among you who think Majority Leader is an appointment, it is not. It is an elected position.

by Anonymousreply 17310/11/2020

Some obvious choices that the DL must consider:

Brendad Ickson- Press Secretary

Brian Singer- Secretary of Early Male Childhood Development

Martha Stewart- Secretary of Interiors, Landscaping, and Soufflés

Naomi Campbell- Secretary of Self Defense Against Jealous Bitches

Faye Dunaway- Secretary of Education for Little Homosexual Boys

Kim Richards- Secretary of Stolen Housing: non urban or colored people

Billy Porter- Secretary of State-ment Dresses, Hats, and Gender Neutral Flourishes

Aaron Cockgobbler- Secretary of Veteran Affairs with Men Who Like Stained Assholes

Lens Durham- Secretary of Health and Human Services for Obese Cunts

by Anonymousreply 17410/11/2020

[quote]#BREAKING: Joe Biden is considering appointing @ NYGovCuomo as the U.S. Attorney General when elected. The other two on the list are Stacey Abrams and Sally Yates. —@ axios - Hunter Cullen

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by Anonymousreply 17510/11/2020

R175 Bullshit. Cuomo will stay governor and Stacey Abrams is really not qualified for anything. Sally Yates for AG.

by Anonymousreply 17610/11/2020

I am just a dream. Because Biden is not winning.

by Anonymousreply 17710/11/2020

Yates ftw. Stacey is great, though. Cuomo? All I'll say is that in 1992 I said to a lawyer friend that Clinton should make Mario C. Attorney General and she said, "Too thinned skin." Same applies.

by Anonymousreply 17810/11/2020


by Anonymousreply 17910/11/2020

R117 So this shit is just like spam now, right? Irrelevant noise.

by Anonymousreply 18010/11/2020

I hope former NY First Concubine can be appointed as Secretary of Tablescapes for all state dinners.

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by Anonymousreply 18110/11/2020

R174 that was a lot of work and some of them are great!

by Anonymousreply 18210/11/2020

Sophia Vergara is Secretary of Tablescapes

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by Anonymousreply 18310/11/2020

So who recommends who should be the new senate majority leader. I understand congress votes on whoever it will be, but who decides on the potential candidates for the job?

by Anonymousreply 18410/11/2020

R184 The Democratic caucus (assuming they take back the Senate) will vote to elect the Majority Leader. It would be pretty rare for the current Minority Leader not to elected Majority Leader. Just in terms of optics I'd welcome someone other than Schumer. Klobuchar would be a good compromise choice (between centrists and progressives).

by Anonymousreply 18510/11/2020

R184 I'm sick of Schumer as Democratic Senate Leader. We need new blood.

by Anonymousreply 18610/11/2020

[QUOTE]Klobuchar would be a good compromise choice (between centrists and progressives).

Reality Check: Not a single person wants Amy Klobuchar near them right now. That's why she's been laying low. Giving the woman that was loosely responsible for George Floyd's death and all of the protests over the past few months a more visible position is horrible optics when Biden and the rest of the administration is trying to unite the country.

We do need to move on from Schumer but definitely not her.

by Anonymousreply 18710/11/2020

If you want a loser as Attorney General, go for Stacey Abrams. Go right ahead.

by Anonymousreply 18810/11/2020

Tulsi for Secretary of Cuntitude

by Anonymousreply 18910/11/2020

Klobuchar isn't even remotely responsible for George Floyd's death. Where the hell did you get that?

by Anonymousreply 19010/11/2020

R125 thinks white men are so victimized even though Dems picked Biden over all the non-white and female candidates

by Anonymousreply 19110/11/2020

I'll be Secretary of Veterans' Affairs. I've had many affairs with veterans, so I'm qualified

by Anonymousreply 19210/11/2020

Amy Klobuchar had nothing to do with George Floyd's death, she was minimally involved in Myon Burrell's case and the rumors she's an abusive boss have been refuted buy some 80 of her current and former staff in an open letter to the NYT.

Stop letting yourself be manipulated by smear campaigns against women, R187.

by Anonymousreply 19310/11/2020

Can I be Ambassador to Israel? I wanna meet hot Israeli guys

by Anonymousreply 19410/11/2020

The Majority Leader, more than being a good (and politically acceptable) spokesperson, needs to be a "legislative insider", people- and process-smart. I think Klobuchar (who was never my favorite in the primaries) has that skills set. I think Pelosi will keep her promise, and step down in 2022. I think Hakeem Jeffries would be a great Speaker... Klobuchar and Jeffries running congress would work.

by Anonymousreply 19510/11/2020

Yeah, Klobuchar will get some kind of big positionC but I cannot stand that goddamn hatchetface. Though if she uses it to keep Republicunts in line, I can get behind it.

They need someone who hates Republicunts to the core of their being to be Speaker and Senate Maj Leader. Like true Babs Bush levels of hatred.

by Anonymousreply 19610/11/2020

It won't happen but I'd like to see Eric Swalwell as House Speaker. Or David Cicilline

by Anonymousreply 19710/11/2020

[quote]Klobuchar isn't even remotely responsible for George Floyd's death. Where the hell did you get that?

Someone wasn't paying attention.

True or not that was the narrative that she got stuck with right when she decided to drop out and it will absolutely not go away if Biden appoints her to a position.

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That article pretty much proves that she had nothing to do with Floyd's death:

In October 2006, Mr. Chauvin was one of six officers involved in the shooting of a man who had stabbed multiple people before turning on the police. Ms. Klobuchar, weeks away from being elected to the Senate, was still the prosecutor, but the case wasn’t heard until after she took the oath of office in Washington.

“Senator Klobuchar’s last day in the office here was December 31, 2006, and she had no involvement in the prosecution of this case at all,” said Lacey Severins, a spokeswoman for the Hennepin County prosecutor’s office, which encompasses Minneapolis.

by Anonymousreply 19910/11/2020

R196, they don’t need a mean-faced harridan attacking Republicans. That’s the last thing they need. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t do that. She does the, “I’ll pray for them, bless their hearts” schtick. People may *suspect* she thinks these people are garbage, but they don’t *know* it. That’s what’s required.

by Anonymousreply 20010/11/2020

I'm the DL'er suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. After reading the first few hopeful posts, I hit reply and skipped to the bottom so I can save for reading after the election. I'm superstitious!

by Anonymousreply 20110/11/2020

"they don’t need a mean-faced harridan attacking Republicans"

Well, the GOP has plenty of turtle-faced assholes attacking Dems.

by Anonymousreply 20210/11/2020

Did someone find a role for Klobuchar yet?

by Anonymousreply 20310/11/2020

Nancy isn't going to be giving up the Speaker role in the next two years; there is going to be too much to get done.

Too many of you are not taking into account that people who have been high in the campaign always get gigs. R90 is correct that Symone Sanders will be press secretary.

Yates seems like the most probable AG and Rice for SoS. The Obamas are not going to be in the cabinet, for the love of god. I thought Joe already committed to naming a black woman to the Court.

I am hoping that Beto gets a gig; Energy seems like the best fit. He is doing a TON of work flipping Texas Blue and he is inspirational and a "talker." There would traditionally be one Republican chosen but definitely not for a position as high as SoS; it's usually Defense or something like that. Pete will be UN or Veterans Affairs.

by Anonymousreply 20410/11/2020

I have to say, if they do decide to up the number of Supreme Court justices, it would be HILARIOUS if he nominated BOTH of the Obamas.

by Anonymousreply 20510/11/2020

Every DemocraTIC Governor who has had to lead without Federal support during the Covid crisis deserves to be asked what position they would like and if reasonable and possible, offered that position.

Cuomo, Whitmer et al

by Anonymousreply 20610/11/2020

For the 29th time, no Democratic Senator is going to be named to a Biden Administration post unless they can definitely be replaced by another Democrat.

The Obamas are not going to take any kind of position with the administration. (He might accept a Supreme Court position but there aren't any obvious ones in the near future and if Biden gets to pick one, he's going to pick a woman of color). And, the Clintons are persona non grata; Bill is damaged from his Epstein ties (have you seen or heard anything from Bill lately? There's a reason for that.) And, Hillary is yesterday's news...and, busy with her new podcast.

But, yeah, Pete and Beto will both be offered something.

Inslee would be a good fit at EPA but if he dumped WA State immediately after winning reelection as governor, there would be VERY hard feelings in Washington State which needs a strong leader right now.

by Anonymousreply 20710/11/2020

In a dream scenario, any love for Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian, former Newsweek editor and HAF silver daddy Jon Meacham as Press Secretary?  Whip-smart, eloquent, witty, melodious southern voiced statesman-in-the-making in the league of Pierre Salinger.

He was personally invited to speak at the Democratic Convention by Joe Biden.  Watch his interview will Bill Maher below; intelligence, candor, humor, insight.

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by Anonymousreply 20810/11/2020

R208 I would love to be at a dinner table with Meacham and fellow historian Douglas Brinkley. I wouldn't say a word. Just listen.

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by Anonymousreply 20910/11/2020

I am Preet Bharara, please let me help get Trump. Thank you, any position will do, as I know Attorney General is a popular choice, and even I would prefer Supreme Justice Michelle Obama to myself on SCOTUS.

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by Anonymousreply 21010/11/2020

R209, please invite my historian boo, Michael Beschloss, and I'd pay for a seat at that table.

by Anonymousreply 21110/11/2020

R209 & R211, although not as compelling as the two mentioned above, can Doris Kerns Goodwin also be included?

by Anonymousreply 21210/11/2020

R140 I would choose Preet Bharara as AG. Though Sally Yates would be an excellent choice as well.

I would also do what I could to bring Lt. Col. Vindman into the administration in some role, along with his twin brother. Same with Andrew McCabe.

Start righting the wrongs of the past four years.

by Anonymousreply 21310/12/2020

Lt. Col. Vindman should be newly-established Secretary of Vindication.

by Anonymousreply 21410/12/2020

You laugh, r214, but I actually think there should be a De-Trumpification Commission to address everything Trump has broken and make sure no one can ever do that again. Vindman would be perfect as its chair.

by Anonymousreply 21510/12/2020

Presidents have the choice is whether to designate UN Ambassador as a full member of the cabinet. It goes back and forth. So Biden could give Pete the job and make him a full cabinet member.

by Anonymousreply 21610/12/2020

In addition, I hope he grants one of his first pardons to Reality Winner.

by Anonymousreply 21710/12/2020

Klobachar is a shitty mercurial boss, count on it. I believe the "smear" campaign. I have 3 times worked under such control freaks. 2 times they are quite big bosses (directors) and 1 time a ceo. WOMEN. They were such control freaks, that when "vicious untrue rumours" got out to the general public they FORCED staff to write letters of support and to say the rumourrs were lies to the press, etc. People are spineless and did as they were told. Also such bullies need not be general persecutors they often single people out for serial abuse, and the others are happy to not be targets.

by Anonymousreply 21810/13/2020

Hi, I'm prospects for world peace. My flight is at 6 at Reagan. Can I have a lift?

by Anonymousreply 21910/17/2020

Please don't choose any Democratic Senators for cabinet positions. They're needed in the Senate!

by Anonymousreply 22010/17/2020

I'm the crystal pickle dish!

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by Anonymousreply 22110/17/2020

Will Samantha Power have a shot as Secretary of State?

by Anonymousreply 22210/17/2020

Anita Hill will be on the Supreme Court. Pete will be Press Secretary.

by Anonymousreply 22310/17/2020

Biden's first SCOTUS pick - if he even gets one, absent any legislative action increasing the number of Justices - must be Merrick Garland.

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