What's Hot Friday: Obama Questionnaire, Christmas Tree
Every day on Live at 3:00, we have a segment called “What’s Hot,” where we talk about stuff that really is hot, and we have you talking.
Friday on Live at 3:00, Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner and Susie Falk from the Falk Group appeared to talk about a New York Times article talking about an extensive questionnaire being sent to all those vying for a position in the Obama administration.
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.
Only the smallest details are excluded; traffic tickets carrying fines of less than $50 need not be reported, the application says. Applicants are asked whether they or anyone in their family owns a gun. They must include any e-mail that might embarrass the president-elect, along with any blog posts and links to their Facebook pages.
They also discussed whether Milwaukee should have repaired its Christmas tree after it broke instead of replacing it or simply shortening it.
The tree snapped Thursday as crews were loading it onto a flatbed truck using a crane and some ropes.
Crews repaired it Thursday using a metal rod to reattach the top.
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