President-elect Donald Trump has picked retired neurosurgeon and former rival presidential candidate Ben Carson to be his Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Trump was advised that at least one person “of color” needed to be on the team and Dr. Carson was the only Black man he knew who wasn’t a sports star or entertainer or busboy.
Dr. Carson had previous indicated that he had no interest in doing a job like that, one in which he had neither talent nor experience. Apparently Mr. Trump offer Dr. Carson a yuge deal he couldn’t refuse. Dr. Carson was confused when he was asked how much experience he had in “swamp draining,” but “a steep learning curve is nothing to deter him,” he said.