Raising The Bar

10/02/2005 08:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

barbell.jpg Clearly stung by revelations that five of eight top FEMA officials had virtually no experience in handling disasters at the time of Hurricane Katrina, the Bush administration has scrambled to make the political appointee selection process more rigorous. Yuhui, the young orangutan pictured above, easily passed the new clean-and-jerk portion of the toughened-up interview and has reportedly been offered a position in either the Food and Drug Administration or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.