"Babysitting experience STRONGLY PREFERRED": Democratic Rep. trolls GOP with fake Craigslist ad for House Speaker

Members of the minority party are enjoying the GOP's inability to find a suitable replacement for Boehner


Scott Eric Kaufman
October 9, 2015 6:03PM (UTC)

It goes without saying that your party is in shambles when you're floating Paul Ryan's name as a potential savior, but that doesn't mean the opposition party needs to kick you while you're down -- but that's exactly what the Democrats are doing in the wake of Rep. Kevin McCarthy's announcement that he's withdrawing from the House Speaker race.

New York's Charlie Rangel made himself a smoothie:

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Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod tried to be a little helpful:

But it was California Representative Mark Takano who went the extra mile with his fake Craigslist ad:

He only previewed, never posted it -- but that doesn't make it any less genius. Requirements for the position include "[p]roven ability to work with irrational people who pursue narrow priorities at the expense of millions of others," and given the number of Tea Partiers in the House, "[b]abysitting experience STRONGLY PREFERRED." Of course, "RINOs NEED NOT APPLY."


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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