Cards Against Humanity's CEO Search: Psst, Obama

Party game for terrible people is looking for a leader with a Nobel Peace Prize
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2017 7:11 AM CST
Cards Against Humanity's CEO Search: Psst, Obama
Former President Barack Obama waves as he boards a Marine helicopter during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol last Friday.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Wanted: a "highly qualified executive" with "minimum eight years experience President of the United States or equivalent nation." If that sounds like a job for the recently unemployed Barack Obama, well, you're not seeing things. Cards Against Humanity posted an ad on Craigslist and in the Chicago Tribune seeking a CEO with a CV that includes a Nobel Peace Prize, UPI reports. The Chicago-based card-game maker known for pranks like digging a big hole for no reason, is looking for a leader who also boasts:

  • "Strong public speaking skills"
  • "Steady disposition, remains cool under pressure"
  • "Experience hunting terrorist masterminds"
  • "Strongly prefer the first black editor of Harvard Law Review"

"The ideal candidate will be excited to travel for work," says the ad. "Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply." The lucky winner gets 51% of the company "and you can set your own salary." Other Obama-tailored perks include "unlimited almonds" and "health/dental/vision insurance (while available)." It's not the first time the ex-commander in chief has been prodded to get a job. Spotify founder Daniel Ek has already pitched "President of Playlists." Fortune thinks the latest job isn't likely to tempt the ex-president, who will have his hands full with the Obama Foundation to be housed in the future Obama Presidential Center. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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