Given the fact that you have never had an FAA administrator who was a qualified pilot, I think it is time for you to consider my resume.
I have served the aviation community for 35 years, as a mechanic and as a pilot. I have been involved in general and corporate aviation, and the regional airlines. Having paid my dues, I believe it is high time for me to become the administrator of the FAA.
Two purposes will be served by my appointment: 1) The FAA will be better off with me at its head, since I think there is a far better way to administer a monster than through the normal bureaucracy, and 2) I will accomplish my personal goal of becoming a wealthy big shot.
Subsequent to my term, I intend to serve as a lobbyist for aviation manufacturers, thus fattening my retirement program.
Sir, if you value the safety of the flying public as much as I do, you will appoint me forthwith.
Your humble servant,
Dave Butler, etc. (removes tongue from cheek)