At this point in his life, no one would fault Julian Robertson for not starting another career. He's already had an arguably pretty successful one as a hedge fund manager, in addition to his work rearing the Tiger Cubs, to say nothing of his wine business. Still, he's always had a dream gig and today he shared it with Erin Burnett on CNBC. "I would love to be the Obesity Czar," Robertson said.
According to JR, who estimates we can save the country $1 trillion if we "tax fat" and "tax sugar," he "can't think of a more important job." Obviously, would love nothing more than to help him achieve his goal. But beyond support and a letter writing campaign to the administration, Robertson is going to need concrete ideas for how he can do battle with the blub. In addition to the tax, he'll need special rights and duties as the Obesity Czar such as:
* A golden pointer that he can go out into the streets with, poking any "offenders" and offering a knowing glance
* A series of ads starring JR telling people, "A moment on the lips, forever on the hips"
* The right to approach anyone about to put a Twinkie in his/her mouth and slap it out of their hand, grab their chin and go, "That's one. You won't be happy if I have to come back."
* Your brilliant idea