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Five rejected applications to Obama's MTV town hall

Backstage.com offered the following listing for a town-hall meeting with President Obama.

PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, MTV MTV, BET and CMT are casting the audience for town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14, 4 p.m. in Washington, D.C. Seeking--Audience Members: males & females, 18+. To apply, email townhallaudience@mtvnmix.com and put "Town Hall" in the subject line. To ensure that the audience represents diverse interests and political views, include your name, phone number, hometown, school attending, your job and what issues, if any, you are interested in or passionate about. Also, provide a recent photo and short description of your political views. Submission deadline: Oct. 14. No pay.

Sure, this seems sort of a strange way to sort town hall attendees, but they had to do it after what happened last time. I managed to get hold of some of the rejected entries. Here are the top five:

Name: Nyctimene
Phone Number: ###
Hometown: Muller Range Mountains of Papua New Guinea
School attending: No school, just hangin'
Job: I'm an important seed disperser in tropical regions.
Issues: Conservation. Seed dispersion. Making signs that are legible when upside-down.

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Political Views: I believe in intelligent design. And discovery! An expedition just took some great headshots of me at no cost, and while they were doing it they discovered 200 new species. I am in favor of more things like that.

Name: Christine
Phone Number: ###
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
School attending: Oxford Claremont Graduate University -- I will get back to you on this one. Who answered this?
Job: What do you do? I'm you.
Issues: Self-restraint. Government-restraint. Sorcery.

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Political Views: I'm opposed to back-room deals! And to Bad Things generally.

Name: Barack
Phone Number: ###
Hometown: I WAS NEVER BORN! Kidding! Gosh. Hawaii. Geez, you people.
School attending: Occidental, Columbia, Harvard
Job: Being president, campaigning to be president next time
Issues: I'm not saying the economy is hopeless, but I tackle issues in increasing order of difficulty, and I'm trying to bring peace to the Middle East now.

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Political Views: Progressive? Yes? Let's go with that.


Name: Karen Owenkaren.bmp
Phone Number: Unlisted
Hometown: Unlisted
School attending: Duke University
Job: Uh, I'm fluent in powerpoint but currently looking for work.
Issues: Oversharing. Having too much time on my hands.

Political Views: Pro-online privacy. I'm also against Duke athletes -- but not as often as I'd like to be.

Name: Jerry Brown
Phone Number: (click)
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
School attending: Jesuit Seminary, U.C. Berkeley, Yale
Job: Attorney general of California
Issues: Call me back? Thanks....
(mumble) (mumble) (mumble) What about saying she's a whore? (mumble) Is this thing on? No, it's not on.

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Political views: Sometimes the language my aides and I use around the office can get kind of salty, but what can I say? We feel very strongly about pension reform. Look, who hasn't had a bad pocket-dial at some point that really damaged his, her, or its relationship? Right? I'm right.
...
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Bunch of whores.
Is this thing still on? Dang.

By Alexandra Petri  | October 8, 2010; 12:46 PM ET
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Comments

Alex,

Your cred just took a giant leap up from yesterday, unlike the Excuses/Apoligizer in Chief, now 5 fries short of a happy meal, but who is the Chupacabra running against? Bet Jerry B, Jr. wishes he had that gig instead of the chipper his keister is in now.

Posted by: RichNomore | October 8, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Barak Hussein Riefenstahl Obama mmm mmm mmm
How much ya wanna bet the POTUS raps on MTV?

Posted by: chuckawala | October 11, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

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