Could there be a lone-star cabinet?
By Ed Sterling
REPUBLICAN Donald Trump, on his way to winning the presidential election on November 8, won the vote in Texas with more than a nine-point margin over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump, above right, received 4,651,955 votes, 52.39 per cent of the 8,878,152 votes cast, while 2,842,553 votes, 43 per cent, were cast by Texans for the former US secretary of state in the race for the White House.
With president-elect Trump choosing people to flesh out his administration before his inauguration, a few Texans were among the names floated as possible nominees for cabinet-level appointments in various journals last week.
Two of particular note were former governor, agriculture commissioner and state representative Rick Perry and current US senator John Cornyn, who is senate majority whip and also a former member of the Texas supreme court.
Also among them were two US representatives, Michael McCaul of Austin, who is chair of the house committee on homeland security, and Jeb Hensarling of Dallas, chair of the house financial services committee.
Texas agriculture commissioner Sid Miller’s name was also touted as a possible new Washington insider.
• Ed Sterling’s Lone Star Watch column is online at http://thepostnewspaper.net/2016/11/15/crisis-cash-call-for-kids-care/.