Obama Wants Your Credit Score

The job application for an administration position includes a detailed financial history.

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If you're planning on applying for a job with the incoming Obama administration, be prepared to share your financial records, credit history, and a variety of other personal details. Transition officials want to know almost everything about potential candidates, and that includes their consumer behavior. Also on the list: mortgage specifics, investments, and gifts from relatives in excess of $50.

What do you think -- is it curiosity-gone-mad, or are these legitimate questions for future appointees?