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White House Hopefuls Name Worst Jobs
Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2007

Posted on 12/05/2007 11:55:03 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

The Associated Press asked major presidential candidates a series of questions about their personal tastes, traits and backgrounds. Today's question—first in a series—and their answers: What was your worst job?

DEMOCRATS:

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Sliming fish in a fish cannery in Valdez, Alaska."

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: Textile mill. "I cleaned out overhead in the weave room, which is where all the crap goes. And I'd be up there climbing around, knocking the stuff down. And it would go down on the looms. The weavers would be, uh, not happy with me for that."

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: Scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins and eating too much of it.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Landscaping, while playing baseball on Cape Cod in 1967. "The pay was terrible. I remember it was backbreaking work."

REPUBLICANS:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: "Washing windows at JCPenney's and stocking shelves when I was 14 years old. ... It was a great job and it was a great company but they worked me hard. Just as I'd get all the fingerprints wiped off the door, somebody would come and they'd put their hands all over the glass. To this day, I'm still very sensitive about never touching the glass, but touching the handles because I had to wipe those windows so many times."

Arizona Sen. John McCain: "I've never really had a bad job."

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: "Worst job was probably spending about a week sawing a sewer pipe at the ranch in Idaho I worked at. And getting down in the sewer and sawing through a sewer pipe that still had active sewage occasionally passing through it."

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: "I've worked in a factory, I was a bouncer at my uncle's drag strip, I worked at the post office, I sold children's shoes, I sold ladies', I sold men's clothing, I was a night clerk at a motel. I can't think of a job that I had that I wasn't thankful for at the time."

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Declined to answer.


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Hillary was a fish slimer???? That. Explains. Everything.

B.Hussein dipped ice cream? (poor baby!)

McCain: "I've never really had a bad job." I guess being a POW was a GOOD job???

And Fred sold shoes. HAHAHAHAHA...

1 posted on 12/05/2007 11:55:05 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Sliming fish in a fish cannery in Valdez, Alaska."

So many possibilities.

I'll just leave it alone.

2 posted on 12/05/2007 11:57:03 AM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: "... I can't think of a job that I had that I wasn't thankful for at the time."

Good answer.

3 posted on 12/05/2007 11:57:55 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Responsibility2nd
Arizona Sen. John McCain: "I've never really had a bad job."

Well when they're paying $50 an hour to pick lettuce......
4 posted on 12/05/2007 11:57:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: Allegra

5 posted on 12/05/2007 11:58:04 AM PST by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The difference and it is not so subtle, is that Thompson was the only one to be thankful. So those slimers, textile workers and ice cream scoopers can take heed that they are working jobs that are bad according to the dems. That would make me want to vote for them. For the common person my A@#


6 posted on 12/05/2007 11:58:53 AM PST by Bruinator
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To: Responsibility2nd
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Landscaping

Was he working for Mitt? ;-)

7 posted on 12/05/2007 11:59:11 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Responsibility2nd
Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: "I've worked in a factory, I was a bouncer at my uncle's drag strip, I worked at the post office, I sold children's shoes, I sold ladies', I sold men's clothing, I was a night clerk at a motel. I can't think of a job that I had that I wasn't thankful for at the time."
8 posted on 12/05/2007 11:59:15 AM PST by mnehring (..one candidate did not display any moderateness or liberalism...Fred Thompson - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Responsibility2nd
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Being a patriot, being an American, being white, being a man and being a Christian."
9 posted on 12/05/2007 11:59:26 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Allegra

Sliming fish? Does she mean washing the gurry off? Big deal.


10 posted on 12/05/2007 11:59:38 AM PST by Argus
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To: Responsibility2nd
Fred Thompson: "I've sold ladies' clothing..."Trump: "You're fired!"

11 posted on 12/05/2007 11:59:38 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Allegra

When did Hillary live in Alaska?


12 posted on 12/05/2007 12:00:16 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: "Worst job was probably spending about a week sawing a sewer pipe...And getting down in the sewer and sawing through a sewer pipe that still had active sewage occasionally passing through it."

Now THAT'S great experience for dealing with Congress.

13 posted on 12/05/2007 12:00:58 PM PST by rhombus
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ooooooohhh,...even I have to feel badly for Mitt for having had THAT job. Sawing pipes in which sewage was still occasionally making its way through...Yuck!


14 posted on 12/05/2007 12:01:04 PM PST by DangerDanger ("Libertarianism is the Heart and Soul of Conservatism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Candidates’ current worst job: RUNNING FOR OFFICE


15 posted on 12/05/2007 12:01:55 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: “I’ve worked in a factory, I was a bouncer at my uncle’s drag strip, I worked at the post office, I sold children’s shoes, I sold ladies’, I sold men’s clothing, I was a night clerk at a motel. I can’t think of a job that I had that I wasn’t thankful for at the time.”

Fred gets it!


16 posted on 12/05/2007 12:02:04 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: meowmeow
That's exactly right. I've been there and done that myself.

I worked road construction as an asst. to the IDOT engineer. It was hotter than hell, I (being a redhead) was sunburnt all summer long (probably set me up for skin cancer in a few years), and since I had to grab asphalt samples every day, the smell really got to me. To this day, if there's any road construction going on anywhere around me that involves asphalt, my nose picks it up immediately.

I've pulled weeds from a soybean field. Truly back-breaking, and I was a young teenager at the time.

I've worked the night shift in a fast food joint.

And I still feel like Fred Thompson. Greatful for the jobs when I had them.

17 posted on 12/05/2007 12:02:55 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: rhombus

LOL!!


18 posted on 12/05/2007 12:03:05 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: edcoil
When did Hillary live in Alaska?

When she was sliming fish, Silly. ;-)

19 posted on 12/05/2007 12:04:08 PM PST by Allegra (Greetings from a kinder, gentler Iraq. God bless US and Coalition Forces.)
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To: evets

Fred may have sold ladies clothes.

Rudy - however - went one better.

He wore them.


20 posted on 12/05/2007 12:04:17 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Cagey

What is the over/under that this is a complete and udder LIE!


21 posted on 12/05/2007 12:04:22 PM PST by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

According to The Washington Times, Hillary once told David Letterman her favorite summer job was sliming fish in Alaska. And note, she claims to have worn hip boots and an apron! Hahahahaha

http://video1.washingtontimes.com/bellantoni/2007/08/hillary_sliming_fish_prepped_m.html


22 posted on 12/05/2007 12:04:37 PM PST by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: DangerDanger

What was worse, he was forced to drive an AMC Matador.


23 posted on 12/05/2007 12:05:14 PM PST by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: Beagle8U

Fred’s answer was best.


24 posted on 12/05/2007 12:05:18 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Undocumented Voters for Huckabee - Si se puede!!)
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To: edcoil
When did Hillary live in Alaska?

That was during her frigid days.

No, wait...

25 posted on 12/05/2007 12:05:38 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Holicheese

Well, there’s a lie somewhere. This time she claims it was her worst job and she once told Letterman it was her best summer job.

See post #22 for a link.


26 posted on 12/05/2007 12:06:37 PM PST by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Hey wait a minute! I use to sell shoes, parttime, back in High School. Al Bundy gave shoe salesmen a bad name. And I kind of liked Huckabee's answer. At the shoe store, part of my job was cleaning the windows and door - which was glass. I felt the same way - you just get it clean and some clown would push the door open not by the handle but on the glass.

I liked Fred's answer. What are some Freepers worst jobs?

I worked in construction a couple times and while I did not particuarly like it, I would have to say the worst job I ever had was as a pump jockey at a gas station in Chula Vista, Ca. It wasn't hard but the customers treated you like crap.

27 posted on 12/05/2007 12:07:40 PM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Beagle8U

A drag strip needs a bouncer?

I guess I’ve never been to a down-home Tennessee back-woods drag-strip.

Must be some purty tuff ‘ol boys back in them woods.


28 posted on 12/05/2007 12:07:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: DangerDanger

I’ve done that. You even get used to the smell after a couple of hours....you never stop dreading somebody flushing though! I uttered some impressive “blue” language during that job(had a Vietnamese family in the building that wouldn’t answer the door so we could ask them to avoid flushing to toilet while we were working...ick!)


29 posted on 12/05/2007 12:07:55 PM PST by Uriah_lost ("I don't apologize for the United States of America," -Fred D Thompson)
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To: Responsibility2nd
From the Washington Post:

Hillary Clinton Snapshot
By The Associated Press
Saturday, January 20, 2007

-- New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is among a dozen or more Democrats who have set their sights on the White House:

___ INTERESTING NOTE: After graduating from Wellesley College in 1969, Clinton spent the summer gutting salmon at a fishery in Valdez, Alaska. "Of all the jobs I've had, sliming fish was pretty good preparation for life in Washington," she wrote in her autobiography, "Living History."


From Wikipedia:

Rodham returned to Wellesley, and wrote her senior thesis about the tactics of radical community organizer Saul Alinsky under Professor Schechter (which, years later while she was first lady, was suppressed at the request of the White House and became the subject of speculation as to its contents).[23] In 1969, Rodham graduated with departmental honors in political science. Stemming from the demands of some students,[24] she became the first student in Wellesley College history to deliver their commencement address.[22] According to reports by the Associated Press, her speech received a standing ovation lasting seven minutes.[25][26] She was featured in an article published in Life magazine, due to the response to a part of her speech that criticized Senator Edward Brooke, who had spoken before her at the commencement;[8] she also appeared on Irv Kupcinet's nationally-syndicated television talk show as well as in Illinois and New England newspapers.[27] That summer, she worked her way across Alaska, washing dishes in Mount McKinley National Park and sliming salmon in a fish processing cannery in Valdez (which fired her and shut down overnight when she complained about unhealthy conditions).[28][29]
30 posted on 12/05/2007 12:07:56 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: edcoil
When did Hillary live in Alaska?

It's where Bill and her went on their honeymoon.

31 posted on 12/05/2007 12:08:08 PM PST by CougarGA7 (I'm supporting a Conservative not a RINO http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: “I’ve worked in a factory, I was a bouncer at my uncle’s drag strip, I worked at the post office, I sold children’s shoes, I sold ladies’, I sold men’s clothing, I was a night clerk at a motel.

I can’t think of a job that I had that I wasn’t thankful for at the time.”

________

Who is the real common-sense conservative in this race?


32 posted on 12/05/2007 12:08:26 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: edcoil

My question exactly.


33 posted on 12/05/2007 12:09:03 PM PST by MarxSux
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To: Responsibility2nd

Notice which one of them has had the most “real” jobs like us peons have?

Yup. It was FRED. Fred is the only candidate who has, in his lifetime, really been “one of us.”


34 posted on 12/05/2007 12:09:23 PM PST by RockinRight (Rumors of Fred Thompson's death have been greatly exaggerated.)
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To: Dagnabitt

“Fred’s answer was best.”

Without a doubt. Fred knows that jobs involve work, and it wouldn’t be called work if it was fun!


35 posted on 12/05/2007 12:09:24 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: rhombus

*snicker* - Romney joke
*snicker again* - Mexican joke


36 posted on 12/05/2007 12:10:05 PM PST by RockinRight (Rumors of Fred Thompson's death have been greatly exaggerated.)
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To: DangerDanger

Naw, I did it a couple of months ago. After you’ve done it once (and didn’t have to call a plumber) it’s not so bad.


37 posted on 12/05/2007 12:10:46 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

did anyone list being Bill’s ‘cigar holder’ ?


38 posted on 12/05/2007 12:10:50 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (there's a reason it's called the Clinton News Network)
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Barack Obama: Scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins and eating too much of it.

Was all-you-can-eat part of his compensation package, or was he embezzling from his employer?

39 posted on 12/05/2007 12:10:52 PM PST by PAR35
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I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER:

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: Scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins and eating too much of it.

40 posted on 12/05/2007 12:11:51 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I give McCain credit for not bringing up the POW thing. He’s pretty classy about all that. Contrast that with John “Reporting for Duty!” Kerry.


41 posted on 12/05/2007 12:12:14 PM PST by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Fred should have said “Being Republican Watergate counsel and bringing up the information about the taping system in the Nixon White House.” Whoops.


42 posted on 12/05/2007 12:13:57 PM PST by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: 7thson

I pumped gas during the Oil Crisis in the ‘70s. Man, did I take some abuse. I was only 13.

Hauling hay is a tough job, but a lucrative one for a teenager. Worked on a well pump repair truck, painted houses, worked in grocery stores (had to clean the meat shop every night).


43 posted on 12/05/2007 12:14:20 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...
Barack Obama: Scooping ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins and eating too much of it.

Apparently this is considered a "bad" job because he didn't get to work at Blue Bell Ice Cream. Isn't their slogan "We eat all we can and sell the rest"?

44 posted on 12/05/2007 12:14:32 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: RockinRight

glad you enjoyed the jokes, sometimes they just write themselves.


45 posted on 12/05/2007 12:15:02 PM PST by rhombus
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To: Responsibility2nd

Presdiential Candidates: Doing the jobs Americans won’t do.


46 posted on 12/05/2007 12:15:23 PM PST by Borges
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To: Responsibility2nd

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: “Sliming fish in a fish cannery in Valdez, Alaska.”

Can anyone verify this? Sounds like another one of her lies.


47 posted on 12/05/2007 12:15:28 PM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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Arizona Sen. John McCain: "I've never really had a bad job."

"Serving my country on foreign soil as a prisoner of war while traitors like Jane Fonda gave aid and comfort to the enemy."

48 posted on 12/05/2007 12:15:49 PM PST by weegee (End the Bush-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton-Clinton/Clinton-Bush-Bush-Clinton/Clinton Oligarchy 1980-2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a bunch of wusses. Mike Rowe for President!


49 posted on 12/05/2007 12:16:37 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: Holicheese

AMC Matador....better than an AMC Pacer


50 posted on 12/05/2007 12:17:37 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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