“Who should Jerry Brown appoint to what?”
Don Perata to chair of FPPC
He should appoint people who will carry out his “at this point in my life” attitude and actually solve some problems instead of being activists who increase the polarization in Sacramento.
Steve Cooley as his liaison to the Department of Justice, since he isn’t gonna be the AG.
Warren Buffett as director of finance. Oprah as cief of staff and director of volunteers. That way no senior salaries and a balanced budget.
Keep Susan Kennedy.
Kuehl to head the PUC.
Oprah Winfrey to Commission on the Status of Women
Steve Peace — Chief of Staff; Don Novey — Director of CDCR; Chuck Calderon – FPPC Chair; John Burton – Mental Health Director.
Arnold Schwarzenegger should be Minister of Propaganda. He can be the Baghdad Bob of the Budget. Instead of – “There are no American tanks in Baghdad” – it will be “there is no budget deficit in CA” and “we are done with gimmicks.”
It is not who Gov-elect Brown should appoint to what, although there are some funny ideas. It is what he should do to deal with an entrenched bureaucracy. So here goes: One of his first acts should be to declare a fiscal emergency and suspend civil service rules. Then every manager in state service should be asked to terminate at least 10 percent (or more if they wish) of their staff without regard to seniority or other civil service rules. The unions, of course would have to deal with it for a change.
For Director of Finance he should appoint someone who would like to spend their declining years — which will begin immediately after leaving the position — in a 24-hour care facility.
Since everything old is new again…Chief of Staff — Gray Davis; Chief Justice — Rose Bird; CalTrans — Adriana Gianturco; Finance — Linda Ronstadt.
Susan Kennedy head of the Department of Corrections… Robert Hertzberg Business Secretary… Sheila Kuehl head of ARB… Jake Henshaw as the governor’s newly created public ombudsman…
Barry Broad, Labor Secretary; Denise Ducheny, Finance; Nettie Sablehaus, appointments.
Steve Peace to Chief of Staff, Lindsay Lohan to Dept of Drug and Alcohol, Tiger Woods to Press Secretary, Gloria Allred to Secretary of Legal Affairs, Don Novey to Corrections Director, Kim Belshe, secretary, HHS, Larry King to Dept of Aging, Rachel Maddow to Communications Director, Al Gore to CalEPA, Anthony Wright to Dept of Health Services.
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