Keaton/Shinghal 2012 announces cabinet intentions

Via vice-presidential contender Michelle Shinghal’s blog comes an early look at one potential Libertarian cabinet:

Keaton has been quite the busy bee so she’s asked me to announce our cabinet. Obviously we realize that this step is usually taken after winning not only a party nomination but the White House but we feel that you can never be too prepared. While we’d really like to get rid of many of these agencies we understand the necessity of weaning the baby from the teat. With that idea in mind we initially plan to combine a few of the departments as follows:

HHS & Veterans Affairs- Ruth Bennett
Budget – Carol McMahon
Justice & EPA– Amanda Philips
State & FDA — Dr. Mary Ruwart
Defense– Karen Kwiatkowski
Agriculture & Energy — Susan Hogarth
Secretary for Information Technology – Carolyn Marbry

A full rationalization of the cabinet’s membership and new structure can be found at the original article. As for the remaining cabinet departments…

We plan to make no more the departments of Commerce, Labor, Transportation, Education and Housing & Urban Development. Every single one of those offices can be directed more efficiently on a private or local government level. As far as the Department of Drug Control Policy goes, we’re just gonna get rid of that altogether. What people decide to put into their bodies is not the government’s business and busybodies should take a listen to the late, great Billie Holiday because it t’ain’t their business either.

25 thoughts on “Keaton/Shinghal 2012 announces cabinet intentions

  1. Michael Seebeck

    They forgot Treasury and Interior. Interior is necessary (for now) because the NPS safeguards that damn piece of paper we call the Constitution.

  2. miche

    We didn’t forget those departments Seebeck, we just haven’t worked it all out yet. ;o)

    LibertarianGirl’s suggestion of Kubby for ag and energy is a good one though…

  3. Michael Seebeck

    LOL @ miche.

    I nominate Lidia with her Agronomy Masters for Sec Ag. Kubby would be better at demolishing the DEA.

  4. Catholic Trotskyist

    Joseph is right, there does need to be a male representative in this cabinet. And I am surprised none of you libertarians noticed the fact that they just created a new department (information and technology?)

  5. miche

    Doh! CT is correct. The list came over and I edited a bunch but didn’t catch the IT department mistake.

    Ok, to correct, that’s just a regular IT post not a cabinet position. LOL

  6. miche

    And Phillies, I’ve been wondering A) WTF will Angela be disciplined for and B) If they’ll even get to that order of business with Root talking first. I’m sure he could talk about himself for hours.

  7. Michael Seebeck

    They will try to punish Angela for having a spine and not being afraid to arch it. They’re intimidated by a strong woman who’s not afraid to show it.

    And if I can’t do Interior, I’ll be happy to work with Carolyn on IT. My geek life can be useful there, and we’ve worked well together in the past. 🙂

  8. Catholic Trotskyist

    Thanks for correcting. In this case, I guess Ross and I are more libertarian than the libertarians, kind of like some people are more Catholic than the pope. On the other hand, perhaps some libertarians would say that if they can’t abolish departments, it would be better to merge them.

  9. Fred Church Ortiz Post author

    Agriculture and Energy? Seperate cabinet positions.

    :

    With that idea in mind we initially plan to combine a few of the departments as follows:

  10. Steven Druckenmiller

    They’re intimidated by a strong woman who’s not afraid to show it.

    Oh jesus. Singing paeans to feminism is no way to get a date, son.

  11. kiddleddee

    I don’t think that Michael was singing paeans to feminism; I think he was being critical of male chauvinism. There’s a difference.

  12. darolew

    “I don’t think that Michael was singing paeans to feminism; I think he was being critical of male chauvinism. There’s a difference.”

    When it comes to getting a date, not really.

  13. George Phillies

    Miche,

    There are much stronger reasons for disciplining other Libertarians. See my article

    http://www.thedailyliberty.com/story/2008/11/24/85946/563

    In summary, I note:

    #1) Use of National Party resources to support Bob Barr’s nominating campaign.

    #2) Gross breach of fiduciary responsibility, namely use of party resources to support a
    Republican Presidential candidate.

    #3) The phony “District of Columbia” delegation to the Denver convention.

  14. TheOriginalAndy

    “miche // Nov 26, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Heard a rumor about why Keaton is to be disciplined.”

    Keaton ought to be disciplined for making up and spreading false criminal accusations about long time Libertarian activists/petitioners, as well as for helping to protect the job of the incompetent SLIMEBALL Political Director, Sean Haugh.

  15. Michael Seebeck

    Earth to Druckenmiller and darolew: I’m happily married. I don’t need to get a date. That would be Aaron Starr or Itch or Yank.

    And while I was being somewhat critical of male chauvinism, I was being even more critical of male chauvinism on the LNC, and the offenders know who they are.

  16. coming on the back of the LP

    A little birdy told me Aaron Starr, Itch and Yank all hooked up already. They may have even all been there at the same time.

  17. Michael Seebeck

    “A little birdy told me Aaron Starr, Itch and Yank all hooked up already.”

    With each other?

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