so obama is hiring. you can apply for a job in his administration at change.gov, which is the website of “the office of the president elect” (whatever that is)
he wants to know some stuff about you, though. here’s a short list:
-obama wants copies of every post or comment you’ve ever made anywhere on the internet. forums, blogs, listservs, everything. even youtube, CNET and amazon reviews/comments count.
-he wants to know all sites where you have a profile that others can see. myspace, facebook, linked in, match, e-harmony, chemistry, xanga. they all count.
-obama wants to know the names of your babysitters, gardeners, nannies and housekeepers.
-he wants to see your child support records, financial records, bank accounts, and job records (especially any work you’ve done overseas)
-he wants to know if you own a gun. and if you do, prepare to provide “complete ownership and registration information”
-if you’ve ever been involved in a “controversial matter” then fess up!
-if you’ve ever sent e-mails or txts that might be seen badly then be prepared to surrender a copy and an explanation.
-medical information? yup, he wants to see it
so is this a good idea or is it too intrusive? i think it’s (mostly) a good idea for CYA (cover your ass, for those who don’t know) if you’re interested in reading the questionnaire for yourself the click here: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13apply_questionnaire.pdf
i’m especially interested in the gun ownership questions. what business is it of his? his flip-flop attitude on gun ownership legislation has me a tad worried. in 1996 obama responded via survey that he supports laws banning the “posession” of handguns. he’s also vocally supported the washington DC handgun bans.
nikita khruschev said “The press is our chief ideological weapon.” these days social media is a viable ideological weapon, and i guess obama intends to both use it and insulate himself. between this and the “fairness” doctrine i see a big impact on our first amendment rights.