Friday, December 05, 2008

Facebook Faux Pas for Adults

If you are the prime speech writer for a presidential candidate, it's not a good idea to fondle a cardboard cutout of the opponent. Even worse to post those party pics anywhere on-line. Such is the dilemma of Barack Obama's chief wunderkind, Jon Favreau. The 27-year-old made the mistake, and it's been found by the mainstream media.

Al Kamen of the Washington Post has a very good column about the whole event, and points out something more significant than just the run of the mill photo gone bad. Kamen points out the two questions on the Obama team vetting form that relate, notably question 41:

"Please provide the URL address of any websites that feature you in either a personal or professional capacity (e.g. Facebook, My Space, etc.)"

Read more here

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