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April 2nd, 2010
06:00 PM ET

How would you describe your dream job?

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

If you could have any job, what would it be?

An Irish travel agency is offering the latest in a series of dream jobs.

Get this: The company RunawayBrideAndGroom.com is looking for "honeymoon testers" - a couple willing to travel around the world for six months and get paid to test out the most romantic wedding and honeymoon destinations.

More than 1,000 couples have already applied.

The so-called job will send them to resorts in Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S.

The winners will have to blog about their experiences... and write for the Irish Times once a month.

The job pays around $27,000.

The deadline is April 7th... so you still have a few days left to apply.

Australia's tourism bureau started this whole dream job craze last year... when it was looking for someone to fill the so-called "best job in the world."

The winner made $140,000 to spend six months on an island in the Great Barrier Reef and blog about it.

The tourism agency got more than 34,000 applicants... not to mention tens of millions of dollars in free publicity.

There have been other similar campaigns too... like one in Florida where a couple was paid to spend several weeks visiting every theme park and attraction in Orlando and write about it; and another sponsored by a California company - looking for someone to be its "wine country lifestyle correspondent."

So - on a Friday evening.... all this got us dreaming ...

Here’s my question to you: How would you describe your dream job?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

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Filed under: Happiness
April 2nd, 2010
05:00 PM ET

Trips to risqué nightclubs and mailers with sex hotline numbers help GOP?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

It's been a bad week for the Republicans. Very bad.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

The party of family values and morality started the week addressing revelations of RNC-funded trips to a risqué Hollywood nightclub that features bondage... and finished it off with mailers that mistakenly directed party members to a phone sex hotline.

At a time when Republicans could be capitalizing on dissatisfaction with the Democratic agenda in Washington, particularly health care reform... they're stuck talking about bondage and phone sex.

The RNC says chairman Michael Steele is ordering "substantive changes" to their accounting procedures. This comes after reports the RNC reimbursed a Republican donor almost $2,000 for a night out on the town in Los Angeles.

The evening included a trip to a club where topless dancers mimic sex and bondage acts. Is bondage a family value? Just asking.

It gets better. The RNC unintentionally sent a phone sex number on a fund-raising letter to potential donors. People who tried calling the number were offered "live, one-on-one talk with a nasty girl" for $3 a minute.

These PR nightmares are hurting the party in one of the worst ways possible, financially. The GOP needs to raise a lot of money for the upcoming midterm elections.

But one top social conservative leader... the president of the family research council... is calling on members to stop giving money to the national Republican Party. He says these incidents show the party is "completely tone-deaf" to the values and concerns of party members.

Here’s my question to you: How much do trips to risqué nightclubs and mailers with sex hotline numbers help the Republican Party?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

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Filed under: GOP • Republican Party