In case you ever wondered about the mirror image of You’re Fired’ed works, the WaPo has got you covered. What does it take to get You’re Hired’ed?
It seems that the Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) is run like Animal House, but with less restraint:
“Even as the demands to fill government mounted, the PPO offices on the first floor of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building became something of a social hub, where young staffers from throughout the administration stopped by to hang out on couches and smoke electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, current and former White House officials said.
“PPO leaders hosted happy hours last year in their offices that included beer, wine and snacks for dozens of PPO employees and White House liaisons who work in federal agencies, White House officials confirmed. In January, they played a drinking game in the office called “Icing” to celebrate the deputy director’s 30th birthday. Icing involves hiding a bottle of Smirnoff Ice, a flavored malt liquor, and demanding that the person who discovers it, in this case the deputy director, guzzle it.”
So it’s not quite Tailhook-level drunken shenanigans, but it’s not good, either.
Some less anecdotal tidbits:
• Most are under 30 years old, and have no real experience beyond involvement in the Trump campaign.
• Some of the people in charge of vetting Trump’s appointments lied on their résumés, and have histories of drunken, disorderly conduct. (See Animal House reference, above, read the article for scandals.)
• Since the most senior and experienced member of the personnel office came onboard, 75-year-old Katja Bullock, four of her family members have been given jobs at federal agencies. What a coinkydink!
We should note that during the 2016 Goat Rodeo that Candidate Stupid claimed that one of his qualifications for the presidency was his superior talent for hiring “the best and most serious people,” you know, like the staff at the Presidential Personnel Office (PPO).