Having just finished watching all seven seasons of West Wing for the second time, I've been thinking a lot about what it would look if by miracle of miracles, I did become president (which actually I have no desire to be president).
1. I wouldn't have a vice president but a co-president. The president works loo-ooong hours and then has to make big WORLD changing decisions on 3 hours sleep. I propose to have two presidents. I'd work from 5am-3pm and my co-president (Anne) would work from 3pm to 1am. We'd spend from 3-5 catching up on the day's events in the world or you know watching Meg Ryan movies depending on the day.
2. I would surround myself in the West Wing and the cabinet with all of you, or if you're an expat make you an ambassador....for example.
Rachel of Diary of Why becomes the Ambassador to France.
Juliet of Evolving Revolver becomes the event planner to the President.
Sara of the Titleless Blog becomes the Ambassador to Chile.
Kirsti of Melbourne on my Mind I would hire to archive all presidential gifts from other nations (which may not seems glamourous but at least according to West Wing, those gifts are hilarious.
Teacher Girl I would nominate to be the Secretary of Education.
Kristen from Why Girls are Weird would become the Director of Social Media Comms for the White House.
The Zadge would be nominated to the Supreme Court.
Kyle Hepp would obviously be the Presidential photographer and would come on all presidential trips around the world with Anne and me.
Andi from My Beautiful Adventures would be our onsite acupuncturist (someone has to keep Jorge out of the White House).
Crystal from Crystal goes to Europe would be White House animal wrangler (the white house would be getting puppies and kittens, yo) and if she wanted we'd create a secretary of animal welfare in the Cabinet and she could have that role as well.
Of course that's not that end of the list. Because I want all of you on my team!
I'd also go in with a vision (maybe it's just me - this American in Australia), but I feel like in Australia politicians lack a vision.
Here's mine. America steps up and does more than their fair share to solve the climate crisis. We stop building nuclear power stations, we invest heavily in the wind and the sun, and tax the hell out of businesses who don't start adapting and mitigating their emissions.
I envision a country where food isn't made from a bunch of ingredients derived from unlabeled GMO corn, but you know real ingredients. A country where Monsanto is a business not a policy maker.
Are you on board?