“For decades, the federal service has increasingly become a bastion for liberal Democrats. Every study shows that its members are almost uniformly on the left. To give just one example: 95 percent of federal bureaucrats who donated to a candidate in the 2016 presidential election gave to Hillary Clinton.” —Jonathan Tobin in the New York Post.
My dear godmother, who was a lifelong Democrat who worked for the Wilson administration (1913 to 1921), came to my rescue in 1966 when I was struggling to make ends meet in college. She overlooked the fact that my parents were Republicans and I had campaigned for Goldwater.
I’d had a grocery cashier’s job that paid very little and had set out to sell pots and pans door-to-door at which I wasn’t successful. When I mentioned this in a letter to my godmother, in a correspondence between us that began when I was in high school, she wrote back with a phone number for me to call for a federal job. Just give them your name, she said, and be sure to tell the truth.
The fellow who answered the phone at the number asked me if I knew how to drive a 1-ton truck. I wasn’t even sure what that was, but I immediately said yes, not wanting to lose out. He sent me to the Post Office where I drove that 1-ton truck in the evening after classes picking up mail from office buildings in DC and taking it to the main P.O. downtown. It paid well and I might have used it as a springboard to management when I graduated in 1967. But weeks before graduation the Selective Service System (the draft) nailed me for the day after graduation and I went into the Army, instead. By the time I got out, my interests had changed.
There may have been a number for Republicans to call, but I doubt it.