Thursday, November 13, 2008

I refuse to use the "v" word

Think you're qualified to serve in Obama's Cabinet? You'll (allegedly*) have to fill out this survey, according to the New York Times.

Highlights include:

Please list all aliases or "handles" you have used to communicate on the Internet. (Oh no, what if they find out I'm "Anonymous"?)

Please identify all speeches you have given. (Damn, I knew I should've kept track of my work in high school speech and freshman rhetoric.)

If you have ever sent an electronic communication... that could suggest a conflict of interest or be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the President-Elect if it were made public, please describe. (Meos tam suspicione quam crimine iudico carere oportere.)

Have you or your spouse at any time held property... the title to which contained any restrictive covenant based on race, sex, ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation? (Of course, these covenants are mostly unenforceable anyway.

Also, points to you if you can spot the questions designed to weed out Jamie Gorelick, Barney Frank, Zoe Baird, and Charles Guiteau.

* In case you need a reminder that much of what you read in the paper is wrong, you can look elsewhere in the Times to discover that yes, Sarah Palin knows exactly what Africa is.

Yes, this post was shamelessly cribbed from the Wall Street Journal, but I only know of one of my readers who reads the Journal, so it's new to the rest of you.

1 comment:

Zach said...

Although I doubt that Sarah Palin doesn't know what Africa is, that article did nothing to prove that. It just proved that the guy who claimed it was him who leaked the continent-country "story" was actually two dudes who made up a person.