Thursday, July 06, 2006

Staffing Mysteries

Having proudly served staffed legislators in various capacities, some staffing decisions still leave my brow wrinkled and my body cringed. Like anytime an MOC or state legislator is allowed to appear on any show airing on Comedy Central.

Don't get me wrong - I LOVE those segments more than perhaps anything else on either The Daily Show or the Cobert Report. But watching an legislator stumble blindly from joke to joke . . . . I mean, just look at them?

It's not like their staffers don't know. And some of them seem in on the joke - but when Cobert queries the gentlewoman from Denver on whether, as the representative of the Mile High City, she is also a member of the mile high club I have to wonder how soon I'll see an opening in her office listed on Jack Pitney's jobs email.

So while, as a politico, I appreciate their participation, were I a staffer, there's no way in hell I'd let my boss take the bait.

Caveat: Unless, of course, they deserved it.

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