The White House quietly posted the salaries of all its employees online late this afternoon, possibly because they wanted to give the press the smallest possible window of opportunity for follow-up questions about the White House media monitor, what he does, and why he makes $42,000 a year (that's actually on the lower end of things on this list).

If you're not just looking to pull out salary quotes for the silliest and most specific positions, it's a fascinating document. And if you are, might we recommend the ethics advisor ($155,500)? It comes with your choice of director of progressive media ($72,500) or deputy director of public engagement ($92,000), and pairs well with a nice West Wing receptionist ($42,000).

(We kid, we kid! All those people probably work 80 hour weeks. But that's unlikely to stop the jokes.)