Rarely do I double-blog, but I think this one’s worth it. Originally posted at KABOBfest:
If you want to work for Obama, you’ll have to be vetted even more strongly than Sarah Palin was for the potential job of vice president. In fact, with the questions on the job application, Rahm Emanuel would’ve likely been immediately disqualified.
Not only does the 63-question application ask for all of the aliases and handles you’ve ever used on the Internet, it also asks personal questions about your immediate family, including whether or not they’ve ever owned a gun. According to the New York Times:
Most information must cover at least the past decade, including the names of anyone applicants lived with; a chronological list of activities for which applicants were paid; real estate and loans over $10,000, and their terms, for applicants and spouses; net worth statements submitted for loans, and organization memberships — in particular, memberships in groups that have discriminated on the basis of race, sex, disability, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.
Hmm…family members with membership in groups that have discriminated on the basis of race, sex, disability, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation huh? You mean, like the Irgun?
It gets better. Question number 63 asks:
Please provide any other information, including information about other members of your family, that could suggest a conflict of interest or be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the president-elect.
Family members that are a source of embarrassment? Well, that rules out Hillary Clinton as well.
(tarboush tip: Ari Herzog)