Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…
Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes
His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.
Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation
A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters
“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.
Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.
A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.
Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day
Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.
Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.