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Attorney General: Rudy Giuliani. He cleaned up New York City as mayor. As a district attorney, he went after the mob with alacrity. Who better than the tough guy New Yorker to ferret out corruption?

Secretary of Labor: Chris Christie. The governor of New Jersey has made himself a national figure by facing the dastardly teachers unions head on and forcing them to defend their selfish policies. The single greatest force militating against a resurgent economy is the hand-in-globe relationship between unions and liberal-controlled government. Christie would put an end to it.

Secretary of Energy: Bobby Jindal. Jindal, an incredibly bright governor and rising star, took charge during the British Petroleum oil spill, attempting over and over again to authorize actions that could mitigate the environmental effects of the spill. At the same time, Jindal is an advocate of drilling and nuclear power, removing the offshore oil drilling moratorium and criminalizing OPEC.

Secretary of Health and Human Services: Bill Frist. As a Harvard Medical School-educated cardiothoracic surgeon, nobody knows better than Frist the shortcomings of the current medical system -- and how much worse things will get if Obamacare takes full effect. The former Senate majority leader is well equipped to parlay with Congress.

Secretary of Education: Mike Huckabee. Huckabee revolutionized education in the state of Arkansas, increasing charter schools and home schooling, broadening college scholarship availability and raising student scores.

Secretary of Commerce: Mitt Romney. The CEO extraordinaire would stand strong for American business while promoting international trade. He's not a career politician, but he's a career job-creator.

Secretary of Homeland Security: Jan Brewer. We already have one former Arizona governor who had no idea how to deal with the border situation. It's time to replace Janet Napolitano with Jan Brewer, who has repeatedly shown that she takes federal immigration law seriously.

These are just some of the possible picks. While there's no superstar waiting to grab the 2012 nomination yet, there is a bevy of heavy hitters waiting to contribute. The 2012 candidate who will look the best is the one who can put together the best team.


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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