As the economy tumbles, Mike Huckabee floated a radical idea for treasury secretary: Donald Trump.
The real estate developer-turned-TV celebrity decided against running for the Republican nomination for President this year, but Huckabee thinks The Donald would be perfect as the nation's money man.
"Have Donald Trump take the job for 90 days," Huckabee said on the Fox News channel Monday. "It's a game changer."
The Donald, however, demurred, in his own inimitable way:
When asked about it on Fox News later Monday morning, Trump said he would have a lot of naysayers if he took the job."In all fairness." That's big of you to admit that, Donny.
"I'll tell you, it would be very painful for China, it would be very painful for OPEC, it would be very painful for many of the countries that are just ripping us off," he told Fox News.
He also suggested Obama might not be so keen on putting him in his Cabinet. While he was flirting with a run for the presidency, Trump became a major thorn in the White House's side by firing up the "birther" movement and demanding to see Obama's birth certificate.
"It's hard for him to appoint me after the way I talk about him, I mean in all fairness," he said.
But hey, Mike? - we already know that you're not about to leave your cushy job at Faux News. We already know you're not eager to regain 40-50 pounds or so, while
Here's a hint, Mike: he wouldn't have a tv show, for starters.
But maybe putting Trump in at Treasury might be smarter than it looks, at first blush. With the way we're going as a nation, with the way the Tea Party idiots have become (not solely by themselves, I'll admit, but that's a later post) economic terrorists - yeah, I said it! Meant it, too - with the debt ceiling, maybe it would be a good idea to have as Treasury Secretary a man who's intimately familiar with bankruptcy....
A game changer?! Redneck, please!