Skip to comments.White House Hopefuls Name Worst Jobs
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 questionfirst in a seriesand their answers: What was your worst job?
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."
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.
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...
So many possibilities.
I'll just leave it alone.
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@#
Was he working for Mitt? ;-)
Sliming fish? Does she mean washing the gurry off? Big deal.
When did Hillary live in Alaska?
Now THAT'S great experience for dealing with Congress.
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!
Candidates’ current worst job: RUNNING FOR OFFICE
“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!
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.
When she was sliming fish, Silly. ;-)
Fred may have sold ladies clothes.
Rudy - however - went one better.
He wore them.