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'Babysitting Experience Strongly Preferred': Dem Creates Fake Craigslist Ad For Republican House Speaker (Photo)


Following House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s surprise announcement that he would be dropping out of the race for Speaker of the House, a Democratic lawmaker trolled the Republican party by creating a fake Craigslist advertisement for the open position.

Democratic Rep. Mark Takano of California created the mock ad for Speaker of the House and posted it to his social media.

“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.

The ad included a list of responsibilities that come with the job, including “keeping the government open,” “avoiding a default on U.S. debt” and “maintaining women’s access to health care.”

In addition, the ad listed several joke “requirements” that candidates must fulfill in order to get the job, including “proven ability to work with irrational people who pursue narrow priorities at the expense of millions of others” and “proficiency in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.” 

The ad also called for “babysitting experience,” but sarcastically stated that no “Congressional experience” was necessary. 

Takano never actually published the ad, but it quickly went viral and garnered thousands of shares after he posted it online.

Take a look at Takano’s ad below.

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Sources: The Hill, Salon / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Mark Takano/Twitter


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