Thursday, November 13, 2008

Applying for Change

Those seeking a job working for team Obama better be prepared to rummage a bit:
A seven-page questionnaire being sent by the office of President-elect Barack Obama to those seeking cabinet and other high-ranking posts may be the most extensive — some say invasive — application ever.
More than a little irony here--Obama spoke frequently about sunshine in government yet we never saw his Columbia or Harvard transcripts. But this morsel might get more attention:
Applicants are asked whether they or anyone in their family owns a gun.
It's easy to let the imagination run wild as to the purpose of this question. Will gun ownership be a disqualifying factor for applicants? If so--and that's a big if--does it say anything about future policy initiatives whereupon an aid owning a gun would become an embarrassment?

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