In honor of the astounding array of department heads Trump is nominating for his cabinet – a majority of whom are anti-thetical to the proposed mission of their department – I present a playlist of appropriate R.E.M. songs to get you in the right headspace.

Trump, Resting Face

Playlist of the Transition

  1. PEOTUS - World Leader Pretend, Green, 1988
  2. Scott Pruitt, EPA - Cuyahoga, Lifes Rich Pagent, 1986
  3. Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, and
  4. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Exhuming McCarthy, Document, 1987
  5. Rep. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Country Feedback, Out Of Time, 1990
  6. Retired Gen. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Orange Crush, Green, 1988
  7. Retired Gen. John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Welcome to the Occupation, Document, 1987
  8. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Swan Swan H, Lifes Rich Pageant, 1984
  9. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of the Department of Education - Begin the Begin
  10. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Oh My Heart

Bonus Tracks

  1. For the Lot of Them - Ignoreland, Automatic for the People, 1992
  2. For the Rest of Us - Finest Worksong