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Wanted: Boy Genius?

File this is the completely hilarious folder. Had to post this for everyone, after cleaning up the tea that I spewed all over my keyboard laughing.

According to Wonkette, the following was a listing posted on Craigslist (since removed):

Excellent career opportunity for Boy Genius

Excellent career opportunity!!!

Seeking Deputy White House Chief of Staff to take over all United States domestic affairs! Run the entire country from your office in the West Wing. Direct and instruct POTUS, CIA, and top journalists (NYT, Time, etc.) on all issues of national importance.

You must have excellent contacts with evangelical Christians, NASCAR fans, true patriots, and angry white males. You are equally friendly with billionaire corporate raiders, oil barons, and godless capitalists.

The ideal candidate is very comfortable speaking exclusively on “deep background” and avoiding public appearances. You are the kind of person who does not have to say anything publicly — you make journalists, folks at town hall meetings, and American troops say it for you.

Note: We will only consider applicants with a flair for dramatic and patriotic settings, including but not limited to aircraft carriers, Mount Rushmore, Ground Zero, rustic ranches, and well lit statues (Liberty, Andrew Jackson, etc.). Need to be skilled at supervising POTUS bike rides, brush clearing, video conferences, and segway rides.
Experience with push polling and direct mail a plus.

Job may start as soon as NEXT WEEK!!!! Maybe even sooner. Please send your resume and references to, with “Boy Genius” in the subject line.

The White House is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Mwahahahahahahahahaha…okay, I’m punchy. I admit it. I’ve been waiting on indictments for days. Then I had to spend hours wading through the dreck that was Judy Miller’s version(s) of what happened…well, you know, you’ve been slogging right along with us. This may not be all that funny, but man did I need a giggle. Thought everyone else could use one, too.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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