Searching for “The Best and The Brightest” for My Cabinet

Hey, Joe Biden, Here are The Final Picks for My Administration

Dr. Ray Healey
22 min readAug 3, 2020
Continental Divide, Glacier National Park, Montana, Photographer-Dr. Ray Healey, 2015

By Dr. Ray Healey

To: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.


November 24, 2020

Hey Joe,

Dr. Ray here.

You haven’t heard from me since last April, near the tail end of the presidential primaries — and, if I recall, the exact occasion was the Wisconsin primary, which you won and that other last man standing, Bernie Sanders, threw in the towel.

At the time, I wrote you a note, congratulating you on knocking off some 20 of your worthy rivals during the course of the campaign — and offering you some advice about whom you might consider picking for your administration, if you won the election.

Well, that time has come and I see that you are actually naming members of your Cabinet. In fact several of these names showed up in the media this week.

Thus, I figured it was high time for me to circle back and present you with my expanded roster of the folks I would advise you to consider for your administration.

I should add that, full disclosure, you are not the horse I bet on in this presidential race…



Dr. Ray Healey

English Lit. Professor. Novelist and short story writer. Adventurer: Pamplona Bull Running, Boston Marathon, "Deliverance" River Running, Cross Country Bike,…