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I just confirmed the rumor that the White House is looking for a replacement for Karl Rove. The Craig's List D.C. job site is running an ad for an Excellent career opportunity for Boy Genius.

Update: The listing was briefly removed from Craig's List but it is back up. Apparently the White House called Craig's List to explain that job posting was not a hoax. They are really trying to fill Rove's position!!!

Excellent career opportunity for Boy Genius!!!

Seeking Deputy White House Chief of Staff to take over all United States domestic affairs! Run the entire country from your office in the West Wing. Direct and instruct POTUS, CIA, and top journalists (NYT, Time, etc.) on all issues of national importance.

You must have excellent contacts with evangelical Christians, NASCAR fans, true patriots, and angry white males. You are equally friendly with billionaire corporate raiders, oil barons, and godless capitalists.

The ideal candidate is very comfortable speaking exclusively on "deep background" and avoiding public appearances. You are the kind of person who does not have to say anything publicly -- you make journalists, folks at town hall meetings, and American troops say it for you.

Note: We will only consider applicants with a flair for dramatic and patriotic settings, including but not limited to aircraft carriers, Mount Rushmore, Ground Zero, rustic ranches, and well lit statues (Liberty, Andrew Jackson, etc.). Need to be skilled at supervising POTUS bike rides, brush clearing, video conferences, and segway rides.

Experience with push polling and direct mail a plus.

Job may start as soon as NEXT WEEK!!!! Maybe even sooner. Please send your resume and references to, with "Boy Genius" in the subject line.

The White House is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.