The short version: conservative, good; liberal, bad.
Among the questions asked candidates by hand-picked DOJ staffer Monica Goodling included the following:
“What is it about George W. Bush that makes you want to serve him?”
“Tell us about your political philosophy. There are different groups of conservatives, by way of example: Social Conservative, Fiscal Conservative, Law & Order Republican.”
“Aside from the President, give us an example of someone currently or recently in public service who you admire.”
And this kicker….
“If during a cabinet meeting with President Bush, he motioned you over, told you kneel under the table, and suck one of his balls as he discussed an upcoming summit with the G8 leadership, which ball would you choose and why?”
Well, the last question is a joke.
But the bigger joke is that considering the near-cultlike air of devotion to George W. Bush insisted upon in his administration, it’s not that far removed from reality.