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Oh my god, people. Tonight was the best night I've had in living memory. Let me tell you.
My kids have been on vacation with their mom for two weeks, so this was their first day of school and their first night with me in forever.
So right before we sat down for dinner, I asked them a question:
"Trump has just been removed from office, and the electorate hates politicians. Congress passes a law designating the presidency at random."
"Crucially, they forget to include the 35-year minimum. You wake up, and your mom or I tells you you're president. What do you do?"
Elvis, 10: "I'd appoint my best friends as my press secretaries, so they'd have my back: 'She's a ten-year-old! What do you expect?'"
Elvis also said her first act as president would be to taunt her sister: "Boo-yah, boo-yah, boo-yah!"
Also Elvis: She'd pick Obama as her vice president, and Elizabeth Warren as her chief of staff.
Casey's first speech:"The Muller investigation will continue. I do not intend to pardon President Trump or anyone involved in his scandals."
She said she'd assemble a kitchen cabinet: Me, her mom, a constitutional lawyer suggested by her mom, Obama, Warren, Clinton, and Sanders.
Also in the room on Day One: Any other advisers proposed by any of the above.
Casey's first-day firings: DeVos, Sessions, all political appointees not subject to Senate confirmation.
(Good news, @chrisnhicks! Until she finds a new Secretary of Education, we're running the shop!)
My formal title in the early days of the new administration is Press Secretary: "She said what she said."
Casey felt that I'd understand her political philosophy better than a stranger, and that I wouldn't be in the job for my own advantage.
After Sessions and DeVos, Casey figured she'd fire cabinet officers whose positions could remain vacant for a while pending confirmation.
Lastly she'd fire people whose positions couldn't remain vacant pending Senate confirmation.
(Casey's right next to me, by the way, dictating these tweets.)
She was pretty emphatic about her intentions to jawbone Congress to get a new AG and other cabinet members in office ASAP.
(Elvis, by the way, being ten rather than fourteen, chose a lot of deceased and fictional people to serve in her administration.)
(She wants Eleanor Roosevelt as her vice president, and President Kirkman from Designated Survivor as Senior Adviser.)
(Elvis also wants Alex Danvers from Supergirl as FBI chief and Amy Anne Ollinger from Ban This Book as head of the Library of Congress.)
Casey's top-tier priorities for her first hundred days include reinstating DACA, shutting down Gitmo, and shoring up Obamacare.
Also Casey: "Here's my only 14-year-old girl thing that I'm going to do. I want to get rid of the Fitnessgram." schools.nyc.gov/Academics/Well…
"I do agree that there should be a fitness program, but it shouldn't be something that makes kids feel bad about themselves for no reason."
Mostly, Casey is such a conscientious dork that her impulses were to surround herself with thoughtful, experienced advisors.
Casey, conscientious dork: "Oh, Fitnessgram is a New York City thing? I guess I wouldn't have the power to repeal it."
Anyway, this was a super duper fun conversation. I emphatically encourage you to have it with any of the kids in your life.
My heart is full, people. Lemon out.
(It's super sweet, by the way, that y'all are faving these and mostly not retweeting them. This is an intimate moment we're sharing.)
And honestly, I captured less than half of what we discussed. Both of them were overflowing. It was so wonderful.
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