- The Washington Times - Friday, October 9, 2015

A Democratic lawmaker trolled the GOP over its House speaker drama by drawing up a satirical Craigslist ad looking for someone to fill the position.

Rep. Mark Takano, of Riverside, California, said he created the ad on Thursday after the once-favored candidate, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy, abruptly took his name out of consideration for the speaker position.

“Are you an American citizen? Do you have experience negotiating hostage situations? Are you ready for the challenge of a lifetime? Then this job is for you!” the ad read.

According to the ad, responsibilities for the job include: “Keeping the government open,” “Maintaining women’s access to health care,” “Managing multiple investigative committees aimed at attacking Hillary Clinton” and “Explaining to the ‘Freedom Caucus’ the concepts of compromise and democratic governance.”

No congressional experience is required for the position and babysitting experience is “STRONGLY PREFERRED,” the ad read.

Candidates must also show a “proven ability to work with irrational people who pursue narrow priorities at the expense of millions of others,” according to the ad.

Mr. Takano asks applicants to email their resumes to [email protected], referring to the fictitious, murderous President Frank Underwood in the Netflix series “House of Cards.”

“RINOs NEED NOT APPLY,” the ads specifies.

“Republicans are struggling to select the next Speaker of the House. I thought I’d help out by posting a Craigslist ad for the position,” Mr. Takano wrote in a Facebook post.


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