by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem. Ronald Reagan (40th President of the United States)
Last night arrived a text, a question, from a longtime Marine pal.
"Who comprises your Trump "Dream Team" Cabinet?"
He threw out a few names. And added ours.
I laughed at the latter and offered otherwise engaged in painting, fly fishing, and committed to pursuit of sundry gentlemanly arts. No thank you!
Besides, my reputation - whatever it may be - cherished.
Some folks came to mind last evening.
The question was in dreams.
This morning over coffee, I remembered.
The "Dream Team," but not necessarily just Cabinet, at this point...
Vice President: Condoleezza Rice (more qualified to be president than anyone currently running).
Secretary of State: Carly Fiorina (hasty? decision to join Ted Cruz forgiven).
National Security Advisor: Duncan Hunter (R, CA)
Attorney General: Trey Gowdy (R, SC)
Secretary of Defense: Rick Zilmer (see Post Script)
Secretary of the Navy: Tim Hannigan (see Post Script).
Though Zilmer and Hannigan are not familiar names to the public at-large and have not been forewarned of (my) "nomination," know they could do the job(s) and superbly.
Mr. Trump says he'll 'Make America Great Again.' He's going to need help. Good help. And lots of it.
Now back to reality - painting; thinking about last week's fly fishing; and other such more important matters.
Hunter (Major), Zilmer (Lieutenant General, Retired), and Hannigan (Lieutenant Colonel, Retired) are Marines - though no longer in uniform. Each has made and continue to make a difference. And they are problem solvers. They are leaders!