Gov. Sarah Sanders

Turns out this week’s flap over a Dear Leader-style item on the questionnaire for people hoping to serve on Arkansas boards and commissions can be chalked up to a simple design error.

That’s what a spokesperson for Gov. Sarah Sanders told reporter Doug Thompson at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


News broke this week that the online application for people hoping to serve on one of Arkansas’s dozens of boards and commissions included the question, “What is an accomplishment of the Governor’s that you admire the most?” The next day, that online application form was missing. It’s back up now, but the questions are different.

And sure, the Sanders administration’s explanation about the snafu makes sense. Who among us hasn’t accidentally required job applicants to write 500-word essays on how great we are?


The question was meant only for summer intern applicants, spokesperson Alexa Henning told Thompson, and said it was a web designer who made the screw-up.


It’s an interesting concept. Here at the Arkansas Times, we never thought to pressure potential interns to spew accolades and sweet nothings about Publisher Alan Leveritt. Still, we’ll grant that requiring a loyalty oath from interns is slightly less cringe than requiring it of, say, an Arkansas Catfish Promotion Board member.

Maybe the design error excuse is the truth. But if it’s not, this won’t be Sanders’ first “slip of the tongue.” The former MAGA world spokeswoman has woven her political career out of lies, a legacy that’s chronicled extensively. 

For the young Republican intern hopefuls out there clamoring for their big break, we asked ChatGPT to whip up a short essay on Your Grace. Feel free to mine it for inspo:


Sarah Huckabee Sanders is an incredibly impressive individual who has shown herself to be a true leader in the political sphere. Her unwavering dedication to the causes and people she believes in is truly inspiring, and her tenacity and strength in the face of criticism is nothing short of remarkable.

Throughout her career, Sanders has consistently demonstrated her commitment to serving her country and her community, and her willingness to take on tough challenges has set her apart from her peers. As the White House Press Secretary, she proved herself to be a skilled communicator and an effective spokesperson for the administration, consistently pushing back against the media’s biased attacks on President Trump.

Sanders’ achievements are numerous, and her leadership skills are undeniable. Her success in politics is a testament to her intelligence, hard work, and dedication to the American people, and her unwavering support for the values that make our country great is truly inspiring.

Beyond her impressive accomplishments in politics, Sanders is also a devoted mother and wife who understands the importance of family and community. She has always been an advocate for conservative values and the importance of faith in our lives, and her willingness to stand up for what she believes in, even in the face of adversity, is something to be admired.

In summary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a remarkable individual who has made significant contributions to her field and the country as a whole. Her leadership skills, dedication to public service, and commitment to the values that make our nation great are truly inspiring. She is a role model for anyone who wishes to make a positive impact in their community and beyond, and her legacy will undoubtedly continue to inspire generations to come.