12 ridiculous Twitter suggestions for the next Fed chair

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

With Larry Summers decision to withdrawal his name from consideration to be the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve, most Fed prognosticators — perhaps the world’s worst job — expect President Obama to nominate Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Janet Yellen for the post. But if Twitteratti have their way, the nominee will be someone entirely different.

In the minutes and hours after the Summers news broke, Americans took to Twitter to post their ridiculous suggestions for Fed chair.

Some tweeters suggested fictional — or at least semi-fictional — characters:



One tweeter suggested America’s most unbearable columnist:

There seemed to be a great demand for Ke$ha to be nominated, primarily because she has a dollars sign in her name:

Even Woody Allen’s son seconded the idea of Ke$sha being nominated:

For the next month, every major news announcement will be accompanied by at least one terribly unfunny Miley Cyrus joke:

In fairness to the Miley Cyrus jokester, at least he didn’t make an even staler Sydney Leathers joke:

The range of ridiculous suggestions for Fed chair really ran the gamut:


But there was at least one not-so-ridiculous suggestion:

Then again, I guess it would depend on the ideology of the obscure economist, right?

Though the preponderance of Twitter suggestions were quite obviously absurd, it is unclear whether President Obama’s actual nominee will be any less so.

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