I never knew there was such an office as the Bureau of the Public Debt, but there is. And it was going to hire a cartoonist, until Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) put the kibosh on the deal.
"The cartoonist was sought to provide presentations for the bureau's management meetings, according to the ad.
"'The contractor shall conduct two, 3-hour Humor in the Workplace programs that will discuss the power of humor in the workplace [and] the close relationship between humor and stress,' the ad stated."
Full story at The Hill.
The Bureau of the Public Debt has apologized for attempting to hire a cartoonist.
Hat tip to Mark Martin!
Above: a cartoon of mine from the March 2009 Reader's Digest.