GOP congressman seeks 'true patriot' fall interns — 'vapid granolas' need not apply

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
Yahoo News

The man who bills himself as the House of Representatives' "most unique and courageous conservative" is seeking "true patriot" interns for the fall. "Vapid granolas" need not apply.

According to an anonymous job listing posted to the GOP job bank, Texas Rep. Steve Stockman — better known as the congressman who invited Ted Nugent to attend President Barack Obama's "State of the Union" address — is in search of "smart, happy interns" to work on "meaningful projects."

"Ideal candidates will be true patriots who can count up to 17 in trillions, and care more about future generations than they do about sucking up to current leadership," the description reads. "Mushy pleasers/appeasers keep walkin'."

"HINT," the listing adds. "Vapid granolas who fear guns, hate babies, are ashamed of America, and think Islamic terrorists and illegal aliens are just misunderstood will not be comfortable here."

Last year, Stockman invited the fired rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask in the Missouri rodeo to perform in his home state. In July, Stockman introduced legislation "that would end the current border crisis by building a full double fence along the US/Mexican border, deploying additional law enforcement to the border, detaining gang members, punishing countries that refuse to accept repatriated illegals and banning welfare benefits for amnestied illegals."

The unpaid internships are for the remainder of the year. Stockman, who lost in a bid to unseat Texas Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican primary this spring, is giving up his House seat in January.

"Schedules and start/end dates are negotiable if you’re worth it," the listing says. "We do not insist on specific, arbitrary submissions: send us whatever personal materials you think will give us reason to hire you, even if that’s just a standard boring resume and canned cover letter. Writing samples are encouraged, but not required, because even a short cover letter belies and betrays a lousy writer. Brevity is the soul of wit. This Member is not a jerk, and neither loathes nor avoids interns, but loves them, and actually speaks to them."

Cornyn, the Senate minority whip, clobbered Stockman 63 percent to 17 percent in the March primary.

Stockman was elected to represent Texas's 36th Congressional District in 2012. He previously served as the representative for Texas's 9th Congressional District from 1995 to 1997.

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