Sixty three questions was supposed to be a "thorough and exhaustive" vetting process by Obama in choosing people to work for him. Apparently the 63 questions weren't all that tough. I got a copy of the list; #1. Do you like me? #14 What kind of dog should we get for the children? #26 Was Bush our worst president ever? #44 What's your favorite color? #63 Do you now, and did you ever, have a BMI over 28?
Given what's happening with the discoveries about the character of some of Obama's Cabinet picks let me suggest that questions #64 and #65 should have been added.
#64 While holding public office did you ever collude with gov't vendors to your personal financial gain?
#65 Do you pay your taxes like we expect the great unwashed to do?
#64 would have been particularly helpful in vetting Bill Richardson and Tom Daschle. #65 might have sent a red flag up about Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner AND Tom Daschle.
I realize these are both unfairly intrusive questions but you'd think for an administration with the most "thorough and exhaustive" vetting process ever they wouldn't be that bad.
By the way - what d'ya think the chances are that Obama has read the stimulus bill?