Rep. Julia Carson (D-Ind.) relies on astrology to make important office decisions such as hiring choices — and often she is spot-on, says the congresswoman’s scheduler.
Carson follows in the footsteps of former first lady Nancy Reagan, who was famous for having an astrologer, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), who as first lady claimed to have channeled Eleanor Roosevelt.
Aarti Nayak, Carson’s scheduler, says her boss’s use of astrology keeps things in the office sort of mystical. Although she’s not burning incense just yet, Carson is a strong believer. In job interviews, she reportedly always asks for birthdays so she can check up on the astrological sign of the potential hire. “She’s usually dead-on,” said Nayak.
No word on which signs might take you out of the running.
A well-respected, long-time journalist in town once told me that she had it on good authority that Carson also practiced voodoo. I suppose if she's reading the stars to make important office decisions, almost anything is possible. Hat tip to Jim Shella's blog.