Daniel W. Drezner

Yeah, I don’t think I’m cut out for the Obama administration

Yeah, I don’t think I’m cut out for the Obama administration

Not that they really want me, but looking at this Jackie Calmes story in the New York Times, I don’t think I’d have the time to fill out the Obama administration job application: 

A seven-page questionnaire being sent by the office of President-elect Barack Obama to those seeking cabinet and other high-ranking posts may be the most extensive — some say invasive — application ever. The questionnaire includes 63 requests for personal and professional records, some covering applicants’ spouses and grown children as well, that are forcing job-seekers to rummage from basements to attics, in shoe boxes, diaries and computer archives to document both their achievements and missteps.

Here’s a link to the actual questionnaire.  I think Question 10 would do me in:

Writings:  Please list and, if readily available, provide a copy of each book, article, column, or publication (including but not limited to any posts or comments on blogs or other websites) you have authored, individually or with others.  Please list all aliases or “handles” you have used to communicate on the Internet.

This rules me out — but I really pity the poor RA at Harvard tasked to answer this question for Cass Sunstein