We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's been my experience that the questions and the answers at interviews tell you very little about the person although there have been times I was impressed. But was I impressed at the way the person was able to handle the question or was I fooled by a prepared response? Did it matter? How do you know when you turn down an applicant who might be incredible in favor of one who is glib or clever. The truth is that the task of hiring someone in a large company was always about paring down the list to a manageable three candidates and picking the one the committee liked the best. OR worse it was hiring someone because of their race or gender to fill a quota. I can also say that in close to half of the times I worked to help the company select a candidate for hire it was a farce and someone already had the inside track and we were just going through the steps to make sure it could be said that we looked at everyone.