OPINION: Why aren't candidates for office required to have full psychological workups?
Given the growing pains that are occuring in my family right now and difficulties finding a job, I decided it would be prudent to go back to my psychiatrist and have routine maintenance done on my psyche.
As I was driving there, I again ruminated about the troubles I had landing a career. All things considered, I would like to have a job that I earned a degree in college for. Unfortunately I seem to have trouble doing that in this economy. I guess I could settle for some part-time job in retail, but even that appears to be out of reach. I blame these personality tests they give at the electronic application kiosks. I can never seem to answer them correctly. To be honest, I think it's unfair to have such a rigid definition of what a person's personality must be when he signs up to work in a lowly blue collar job.
Anyway, as I was driving and thinking this, I heard on a radio newscast about the recent passing of the FISA. It's those kinds of things in the last eight years that grinds my gears.
That's when it hit me.
Given the insane policies of the recent administration, it could have been all avoided if someone looked under the hood of the presumtive nominees instead of just relying on low-information. (Yes, I know it's natural, but that does not make it good)
Now before you mention it to me, the reason I think I shouldn'y have to take such analyses is because while I am applying for a lowly blue collar job, nominees have the potential to be in charge of the whole nation and push the proverbial button.
Then again, maybe it's better they not. Otherwise, we may not have anyone qualified to run for office.