Personal side: Presidential candidates and the jobs they were glad to leave behindObama`s "worst job" emphasizes how easy he had it growing up—that`s why Steve Sailer called him the "preppie from paradise."
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.``