A new generation of wired politicos will give journalists much fodder for scandal, but isn’t this making it a bit too easy for them?
Question No. 63 asks that applicants “please provide any other
information … that could … be a possible source of embarrassment to
you, your family, or the President-Elect.”
For a while there this afternoon, President-elect Barack Obama’s
immensely talented chief speechwriter, 27-year-old Jon Favreau, might
have been pondering how to address that question.
That’s when some interesting photos of a recent party he attended —
including one where he’s dancing with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of
secretary of state-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and another
where he’s placed his hand on the cardboard former first lady’s chest
while a friend is offering her lips a beer — popped up on Facebook for
about two hours. The photos were quickly taken down — along with every
other photo Favreau had of himself on the popular social networking
site, save for one profile headshot. —Washington Post