First off, a brief intro... Don't particularly like Trump. Don't particularly care for Hillary. I liked Bernie Sanders as a person but I felt like he had no shot of ever getting elected and no shot of effectively governing even if he did manage it. All of that said, Trump is our new President and just as surely as I hated people insulting Obama with stupid nicknames I am done insulting Trump as well. I feel like it's fine to insult a candidate but once they take the office that will put their signatures on Bronze Star certificates it's time to show a little respect. Democrat, Republican, whatever. While I was mildly disappointed at first I quickly realized how amazing this administration could be just in terms of unpredictability. Most politicians come into the White House owing political appointments to tons of donors and political allies. Trump seems to owe very few. The GOP establishment basically crapped on him. I wouldn't expect to see McCain sitting 'round the ol' cabinet table. Without the political favors that means Trump can just start making the craziest appointments we've ever seen. So, let's throw out some possibilities: 1. Chris Christie - Probably the only person who it can be said is owed a favor. Early Trump adopter. He won the candidate lottery. Christie is tainted by Bridgegate so I don't expect to see him as AG or anything super high level. But I think Trump also digs irony so my prediction: Secretary of Transportation. You heard it here first. 2. Ivanka Trump - He mentioned it once before. Secretary of Education? Secretary of Commerce? 3. Other Trump kids - Because why not? Eric and Donald Jr have been good boys. Maybe not both of them. Presumably someone has to sit back and run the family business (even if in name only). But I think we're going to see at least two Trump children in some cabinet level positions. 4. Melania Trump - Please, please, please. You know he's going to appoint her to something. I'd put my money on UN Ambassador (because I feel like he's into House of Cards). 5. Joe Arpaio - He's also an old grumpy man and he needs a new job after this last election. Former federal agent. So maybe not cabinet level but I'm sure Trump can find him a decent little agency to head (unless he goes balls to the wall and appoints him Secretary of Homeland Security). The funny thing is that I'm not kidding with this list. I think all of these are possibilities under a president who doesn't care about political form. This will turn out either amazing or tragic. I can't see it floating in the middle. Anyone else have some primo appointment picks?