You’re Donald Trump. On January 20, you’re going to be President of the United States of America. You want to surround yourself with the best people, folks with the skills and experience to take on the job of running the various agencies of the federal government.
You need someone to head up the White House National Economic Council, a group tasked with coordinating economic policy across agencies. Who better than Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. president and chief operating officer? That fox will keep a very close eye on the hen house, no doubt about it.
Now, you need someone to run the Department of Interior. I know! Pick someone with a “0” rating awarded by the League of Conservation voters. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). She’ll be perfect. The Chamber of Commerce rates her at “100”, so when given the choice of selling Yellowstone Park to Exxon-Mobil, you know how she’ll come down on that issue. She’s a big-time “drill, baby, drill” advocate, and the best part? She’s a climate change denier!
Yes, President-elect Trump is choosing a cabinet that looks like America. Not the whole country, mind you, just the part that belongs to restricted country clubs.