(CNBC) Just imagine the jokes …

“Chuck Norris doesn’t target inflation. He roundhouse kicks it into submission.”

“Chuck Norris doesn’t buy gold to hedge against inflation. Gold buys Chuck Norris to hedge against inflation.”

Although the fitness guru and star of TV’s “Walker, Texas Ranger” may not have a Ph.D. in economics and hasn’t paid his dues as a Fed governor, some in the market think that he just may be a better choice to follow Ben Bernanke than a more-seasoned candidate like Larry Summers or Janet Yellen.

Is it a joke? Well, sort of.

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