Via The Hill:

Speculation on Ray LaHood’s replacement as President Obama’s Transportation secretary is focusing on a group of former transportation officials and 2012 presidential campaign surrogates — including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D)….

If he looks to change that narrative with the selection of a woman for Transportation secretary, a pair of former female governors who were surrogates for his 2012 reelection campaign — Granholm and former Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire (D) — have also been mentioned as potential DOT contenders….

Meanwhile, Granholm is a former two-term governor of the state that is home to the American auto industry. She recently ended her Current TV show, and she gave a fiery speech at the Democratic National Convention touting the bailout of the auto industry that has been viewed 86,000 times on YouTube.

Great, YouTube views as a measure of worth for a Cabinet position.

Please, please.

We need to raise the level of absurdity in Washington, D.C. a few notches.  We need this, for the comic relief if nothing else: