The 63rd Degree

The seven-page questionnaire being sent to those seeking high-ranking positions in the Obama administration is being called "considerably more detailed than we had to fill out" by a former Clinton aide and "invasive" by other Washington insiders.

Among the 63 questions – some of which have multiple parts – are queries about gun ownership (of you and your family), Internet aliases, embarrassing experiences at work and embarrassing family members (above).

Thinking of applying? Keep this in mind: your drunk, gun-owning cousin who can't get his shit together is going to be loyal to you far longer than the US government.

Nov 13, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 38 Responses
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Comments (38)

No. 1 Broomstick says:

damn. I shouldn't have posted some racy pics of myself on myspace…. fuck!!!

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 9:21 am
No. 2 kittenpaw says:

Can't really blame them. This campaign was especially harsh and there are a LOT of people that want to see Obama fail.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 9:46 am
No. 3 sar says:

It is intrusive but it doesn't seem any more intrusive than other interviews. When I worked in insurance, the interviewer asked me about my religion and practically made me read him his fortune using my comm degree.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 10:14 am
No. 4 Matt says:

Sick. You guys will defend this man at any cost.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 10:31 am
No. 5 Holly West says:

I agree, kittenpaw. Such a big deal was made out of the smallest matters…I don't blame them for trying to be proactive. Opponents will dig for any dirt…on anyone.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 10:32 am
No. 6 Holly West says:

Matt, what is sick about Obama? What is it that you are so offended by? I didn't support McCain, but I wasn't sickened by him…

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 10:41 am
No. 7 that guy says:

Loyalty is good, but do you really want your your drunk, gun-owning cousin who can't get his shit together's loyalty? I mean, he voted for McCain and look how that turned out.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 10:56 am
No. 8 American says:

Be sure to include any affiliations with domestic terrorists or racist preachers. Wait — never mind.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 10:58 am
No. 9 American says:

Holly, I'll tell you what is sick about Obama: He's totally unqualified. Most of his supporters can't name a single stance he has, mostly because he never really states any. He's voted "present" more times in his very short legislative career than people who have been serving in Congress for decades. You can't decide to vote yea or nay on something, and you want to run the country? Please. From what I see, his only discernible stance is that he wants to be president. That doesn't cut it for me. Sure, it will be nice to have a president who can speak more eloquently than the last, but I have a feeling we're going to get over that real soon when we find out what a clusterfuck this turns out to be.

I can't believe America treated this election like a beauty contest. So disappointing.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 11:10 am
No. 10 Matt says:

Ill also tell you whats sick. This screening is trying keep whatever secrets Obama has locked away safe.

That and he is trying to build an elitest cabinet to soak up the wealth he is going to take from this country.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 11:27 am
No. 11 Matt says:

Or better yet, maybe this screening for his "Civilian National Guard"

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 11:30 am
No. 12 TangerineSpeedo says:

I say America for the elitists - I've wanted it back for awhile.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 11:31 am
No. 13 TangerineSpeedo says:

I would ask, "do you only wear shoes with leather soles?" I think rubber soled shoes on a man are just plain tacky.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 11:33 am
No. 14 say what? says:

considering more and more employers, and college admissions committees are doing this (checking out facebook and myspace pages), it's not surprising.

kitten paw and holly, you guys are exactly right. considering how nasty this campaign was, I don't blame Obama's camp for trying to fully vet anyone who wants to work for him.

vetting someone fully…what a novel idea.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 11:49 am
No. 15 Be Adequite! says:

TSpeedo- I take it a step further "Do you wear white shoes after Labor Day" and "Do you or any members of your immediate OR extended family, wear sandals with white tube socks"? If they answer yes to either of these questions, they're out.

I'm not surprised there are such intrusive questions as the one posted, hence why I wouldn't want to work for a politician on either side of the aisle. MYOB.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:14 pm
No. 16 say what? says:

ha! BeA, the sandals with socks thing cracked me up.

I have a friend who will actually WAIL when she sees that on the street.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm
No. 17 Be Adequite! says:

It kills me. just kills me. Kind of like the whole Crocs thing. You DO know you're wearing RUBBER clogs with holes in them, right? RIGHT??????

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:36 pm
No. 18 TangerineSpeedo says:

I sometimes wear white bucks before Memorial Day, but only in the Month of May and it's okay because I live in Newport Beach where no one knows any better. Also, since I wear them with pink seersucker man-capris I'm a lost cause to start with.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:39 pm
No. 19 say what? says:

BeA, I am against crocs, too.

unless you're under 12, over 70, or you're a nurse, don't wear 'em out.

gardening, IN the house…fine…but other than that, NO.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:40 pm
No. 20 TangerineSpeedo says:

Crocs, uggs, tevas, birkenstocks - just say no.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:41 pm
No. 21 say what? says:

TSpeedo, the folks in Newport Beach don't know about the timing of wearing white?


I thought that place was one of the most elite (sorry!) and therefore most fashion-forward.

Was "The O.C" LYING to me?!

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:43 pm
No. 22 TangerineSpeedo says:

Expensive Jeans and Ed Hardy t-shirts are considered appropriate attire at our nicest restaurants, nuff said

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:47 pm
No. 23 ellie says:

Love the pink seersucker comment ts

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:48 pm
No. 24 TangerineSpeedo says:

Btw, "one" of our Lamborghini dealerships just closed - we're mortgage meltdown central.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:48 pm
No. 25 TangerineSpeedo says:

Thank you ellie - it's a love it/hate it outfit.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 12:50 pm
No. 26 Dee says:

The nerve of him!

Why can???t he just hire his incompetent and/or criminal and/or morally scandal-prone cronies a la Bush? No respect for tradition, I tell you.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 1:08 pm
No. 27 ellie says:

I guess this was to prevent Sarah or Todd Palin from attempting to get a job with the Obama administration.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 1:35 pm
No. 28 ellie says:

I live in vegas so you can imagine how often I see those kinds of things. I personally love the hawaiian shirt with the shorts, socks pulled up to the knees, and then sandals.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 1:36 pm
No. 29 Stoney says:

American, I can't believe I'm even responding to your totally ignorant post, but I know Obama's stance on pretty much everything and that's why I voted for him. Oh but I forgot, only the narrow-minded redneck McCain supporters are the true Americans.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 1:36 pm
No. 30 Be Adequite! says:

Uhhh people the election is OVER….LEAVE IT ALONE for godsakes or I might have to throw my bedazzled Crocs at you

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 1:41 pm
No. 31 ellie says:

Don't forget Stoney only in certain parts of the us.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 1:42 pm
No. 32 ellie says:

oh hoho bedazzled huh BA?? nice

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 1:43 pm
No. 33 American says:

Stoney, send me some of those stances. I bet I can find a quote of him saying the exact opposite thing in about five seconds. The guy doesn't have a position on anything. Just last week he came down on both sides of the pro-life/pro-choice issue. Face it, we're gonna to have a lame president who sits on his hands instead of actually doing anything. He's already overwhelmed by the fact that he now faces a real job with real challenges.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 3:35 pm
No. 34 Stoney says:


Read the thousands of threads from BEFORE the election where I discussed my views. I don't feel like rehashing it all just to prove my vote to some conservative window-licker. You sound like my stepmother.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 4:19 pm
No. 35 Holly West says:

Matt, I guess you consider all the past Presidents "qualified". Well, things are pretty f*&ked up right now so maybe a little fresh blood is just what we need. I love how Republicans are so nasty and hateful about losing. It really shows your character.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 4:28 pm
No. 36 sar says:

Oh My God it never ends. Window-licker??

Is this person akin to a mouth-breather?

Now why is a window-licker bad?

I fall behind so quickly!

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 6:45 pm
No. 37 theresa crane says:

American you say that shiz like you know him or something.

Posted: Nov 13, 2008 at 10:40 pm
No. 38 American says:

I know more about him than anyone who voted for him.

Posted: Nov 14, 2008 at 8:37 am
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