Last month in “Cruel thoughts on a weak field,” I wrote of Ron Paul: “Can we trade this guy to the Democrats for a player to be named later? He would make a great consultant to Dennis Kucinich on foreign policy.” Paul appears to be thinking along the same lines.
Today the Hill reports that Paul appeared at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. Paul said at the breakfast that he would consider putting Kucinich in his Cabinet if he were to win the presidency in 2012. (Okay, that’s a big if.) Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a “Department of Peace.” (Okay, that’s not such a big if.)
“You’ve got to give credit to people who think,” Paul said.
Paul spokesmen Jesse Benton later backtracked, asserting that the Cabinet remark was a joke. We all know that Paul is a man of many yuks, like Kucinich himself. Paul appears to not to have been joking, however, when he recognized Kucinich as a deep thinker.