If Kelli is so indignant at the idea of "being told what to do" that she would go out of her way to put someone not qualified on the team, maybe it's a good thing that she's not in charge of something really important.
I can see it now: "President Finglass, we have some fine candidates for Secretary of Defense including a five star General who has been in the Army for 30 years, speaks fluent Farsi and Arabic, has held every important command in the Army and is beloved by both sides of the aisle."
"Nonsense. I'm making my bff's daughter Secretary of Defense. When she dances, it makes me cry so I know she will be perfect. Now, if you know what's good for you, shut up about General Fancypants or you're going to find out what happens to people who put the good of the country over my wish to have it my way" (there might even be a foot stamp or two)