The First Female President of The United States is in San Francisco
We were honored to interview the first female President of the United States of America. Luckily she lives in San Francisco and had time for an exclusive interview with BrokeAssStuart.com.
President Margaret McCarthy, a feminist and progressive leader who believes in climate change and healthcare as a basic human right discussed her accomplishments during her first 100 days in office including: permanently halting work on both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, as well as expanding immigration and doubling the number of refugees the US is accepting annually.
Here is our conversation from her executive headquarters above the Burger King near the Civic Center in San Francisco, California.
Broke-Ass Stuart .com: What’s it like being the First Female President of the United States?
FFPOTUS: It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the first female President of the United States of America. You know, many people thought our country wasn’t ready to have a female President. They thought that it was “too much progress,” after the historic election of my predecessor, President Obama. They asked, skeptically, “Was America really ready for a female President?” Well, now we have an answer: Yes, we are.
BAS: Are you surprised you won the election?
FFPOTUS: Given that I didn’t even mount a campaign, I assure you: no one’s more surprised by the outcome of the election than I am. Yet here we are. And now, as President, I have turned toward the task of renewing our nation in the face of new challenges.
What’s it like running the country from San Francisco as apposed to Washington DC?
Aside from a brief trip to DC to participate in the Women’s March on Washington (in celebration of my historic candidacy), I have been governing from SF. As a native Californian and ten-year San Franciscan, I think our country’s overdue for a west coast POTUS. More and more Americans are working remotely these days, and I’m proud to be part of that trend. Besides, this way I get to avoid the lobbyists.
Now that your first 100 days in office are over, what are your fondest accomplishments so far?
The Syrian refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis facing our world today. That’s why I’m proud to have signed Executive Orders doubling the cap on the number of refugees we welcome into our country annually. (And while Republicans did attempt to challenge this in court, my Executive Order was upheld by a Federal Judge in Hawaii.)
I additionally directed Congress to prioritize the passage of the DREAM Act, and to immediately commence work on new legislation easing the path to citizenship for Americans living in and contributing to the United States.
What qualifies you to be President? For example have you ever sold steaks at a Sharper Image? (we show President McCarthy a video of former challenger Donald Trump)
Curious idea; can’t say that I have. This advertisement raises some interesting questions: What is it about the steak salesman that qualifies him as a presidential candidate? Is it the redness of the meat, echoing the redness of the stripes in our flag? Is it the meat itself, a historic symbol of toughness, cowboys, and the American frontier? Is it the latent threat in the sharpness of the knife required to cut the steak? Or is it simply his transparent willingness to sell, to sell anything at all?
But I digress. I am not a steak salesman, yet I am the President. Perhaps the two are not so related, after all.
What are your feelings on Nepotism? I mean, how come you haven’t given your family members top cabinet positions? King Louis XVI did it, and France practically invented modern democracy.
Our country has a long way to go in order to achieve our self-professed meritocratic dreams. Nepotism, however, takes us in the opposite direction. That’s why I’ve open-sourced the government, so anyone who’s interested is welcome to put themselves forward as an advisor by filling out the brief interest form available via my website.
How has your cabinet performed so far, you seem to have selected people who are actually experts in their fields?
Like any President, I can only be as strong as the advisors I surround myself with. I’m fortunate to have some fantastic cabinet members. My administration stands firm in the knowledge that Black Lives Matter, and my Justice Department is dedicated to eliminating racial bias in law enforcement and the Federal Justice System, reforming the criminal justice system to protect all people, and to protecting civil rights.
Our Department of Energy, led by Secretary Kristin Pollock, is making America the world leader in energy policy measures aimed at halting climate change.
**We do still have some open cabinet positions, so I’d encourage interested parties to check the website**
Tell us about the Dakota Access Pipeline and your executive orders concerning it?
Climate change is real. We cannot allow short-sighted, thoughtless grabs at temporary job creation to impede our ability and our commitment to protect our environment, not only for those who live here today, but for future generations. We learned that if the Keystone XL pipeline had been completed, only 35 permanent American jobs would have been produced. And at what cost? A cost to our drinking water, to our children’s future, to the safety and well-being of our people and our land. That’s why one of my first acts as President was to sign Executive Orders halting construction on both the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines.
I’m deeply grateful to the members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, as well as their supporters. For their tireless protection of water, we are in their debt.
What are you going to do about Healthcare?
High-quality healthcare should be guaranteed to everyone in our country, regardless of income or prior history. As President, I’m committed to working with Congress, the American people, and the health care industry to expand the work President Obama started, and ensure that everyone is provided with world-class, affordable care.
How many days have you spent playing golf as President?
Since becoming President, I’ve spent zero days on the golf course.
How can people get involved?
My Presidency alone isn’t enough to fix the ills of our nation. It’s going to take the support and active participation of each and every one of you to make our dream of liberation and American community a reality. In addition to following my Presidency via Facebook, Instagram, etc, I want to encourage everyone to get involved: Sign up to be a part of the cabinet, or invite me to speak at an upcoming event. I aim to be the People’s President, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
After all, this is a government of the people, for the people, by the people. That’s you. That’s me. That’s us. We’re the people.