Thomas Perez Discover the Networks profile, here.
Wish I were kidding. I really do.
J Christian Adams has the scoop at PJ Tatler:
The PJ Tatler has obtained documents from the Justice Department detailing efforts to recruit attorneys and staff who are dwarfs or who have “psychiatric disabilities” or “severe intellectual disabilities.” On May 31, 2012, Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez issued a directive to affirmatively recruit people with these “targeted disabilities.”
This DOJ policy does not merely involve prohibitions against discrimination, but rather the documents reveal deliberate recruitment efforts to hire as attorneys and staff for the Department of Justice people suffering from psychiatric disorders and intellectual disabilities. Moreover, applicants can “self-identify” their disability by means of the “Standard Form 256, Self Identification Disability.”
You can read the detailed Civil Rights Division “Hiring of Persons With Targeted Disabilities Policy” memo here.
Can I ask an obvious question? Why would we be seeking out people with psychiatric and severe intellectual disabilities to work at the DOJ? To put them in lifetime career positions a succeeding administration can’t touch? (Not talking about dwarfs, here, obviously.)
In 1980, Fidel Castro rounded up “social undesirables”, including criminals, and mental patients and forced Cuban dissidents to take them on the mass boatlift to the US.
In 2012 Holder is rolling out the red carpet to “social undesirables” into out Dept. of Justice.
More depressing reading:
PJ Media’s full report on the attorneys hired for the Justice Department Civil Rights Division from 2009-2010 here in the Every Single One series.
The Operational Diversity Management Plan,” obtained by PJ Media.
In other fascinating DOJ news, we have The Mental Recession’s report: Fast and Furious Official Given Extended Paid Leave While Earning Six Figures at Financial Services Company:
In what can only be described as a curious arrangement, a senior official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a man who has been singled out as a top official involved in the gun-running scandal known as Fast and Furious, has been earning paid leave from the bureau while simultaneously drawing an additional six figure salary with a major financial services company.
Bill McMahon was one of five officials named in an indictment that charged him with extensive involvement in the leadership failures of Operation Fast and Furious. The indictment specifically accused McMahon of giving false Congressional testimony. An additional report indicated that McMahon knew there were no safeguards in place to prevent a large number of guns from getting across the border, but he still made no effort to stop it.
Now however, two Republican lawmakers are demanding answers as to how McMahon can remain on paid leave while earning another six-figure salary working full time for the investment bank J.P. Morgan. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) have penned a letter to the Department of Justice asking how such an arrangement could be approved.
By “curious” I think what Rusty meant was “thoroughly corrupt”.