My First Act as Queen is so obvious … it would be to in the War in Iraq. But then it gets interesting:
1. Bush, Cheney, Rove, and most of the current administration would be sentenced for war crimes. They would be transferred to Guantanamo Bay detention camp to a term no less than the number of days we have been at war. And it still wouldn’t be the pound of flesh needed to make up for the lives lost on both sides. Not even close.
2. Install Al Gore as President. Hillary as Secretary of State. Actually, it doesn’t matter. I’m happy with either choice.
3. End poverty.
4. Install Bill Clinton as Ambassador to the World. And Oprah as Secretary of Hope.
5. Sign the Kyoto Treaty and make Global Warming a serious initiative. Also, I’d make health care universal in this country without raising taxes, raise the minimum wage, and get rid of all of the tax cuts that only seem to benefit the rich.
6. Create the position of Literary Czar to work with the Poet Laureate to get people excited about poetry and literature. While the Poet Laureate position is bestowed upon poets who are well-known best sellers, the Literary Czar would be given to a teacher or an administrator. We need someone who can not only champion literature, but also help school systems adopt modern literature into the curriculum.
7. I’d make siestas mandatory during the work day.
8. Add more national holidays, especially to the months that don’t have a holiday. For instance, Jan Day would be June 2.
9. Find a way to raise the salaries of teachers and lower the paychecks of big-name actors and athletes.
10. Make the Chick-fil-a sandwich the official sandwich of the United States.
And a bonus:
11. Install Dave Ramsey as Secretary of Finance, a position where he would re-educate America about debt and help us break our national dependency on credit cards. Dave is definitely the right man for the job.
I could go on, but I'm sleepy. And the Red Sox just won Game 6. I'm liking their chances in Game 7. Go Dice-K. GO RED SOX!!!
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