The Washington Post asks ‘One More Question’……
Question No. 63 asks that applicants “please provide any other information … that could … be a possible source of embarrassment to you, your family, or the President-Elect.”
For a while there this afternoon, President-elect Barack Obama’s immensely talented chief speechwriter, 27-year-old Jon Favreau, might have been pondering how to address that question.
That’s when some interesting photos of a recent party he attended — including one where he’s dancing with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of secretary of state-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and another where he’s placed his hand on the cardboard former first lady’s chest while a friend is offering her lips a beer — popped up on Facebook for about two hours. The photos were quickly taken down — along with every other photo Favreau had of himself on the popular social networking site, save for one profile headshot.
Asked about the photos, Favreau, who was recently appointed director of speechwriting for the White House, declined comment. A transition official said that Favreau had “reached out to Senator Clinton to offer an apology.”
2 responses to “Obama has a speechwriter?”
Ha. This (non)incident is the epitome of political correctness. That this obvious “good time had by all” moment, during a time of daily horrors, is almost obscenely insane, actually. It’s a mighty good thing they weren’t holding her up by the crotch, ya know? Then we’re talking jail time, dude.
LOL. Of course they were having “fun”. But I can’t help but wonder if this was a photo of McCain’s party staff, we’d never hear the end of it !