by Chris Bodenner

A reader writes:

Your reader wrote: "I have a sneaking suspicion our Commander in Chief never worked a truly shitty job." When he was 17, Obama worked at a Baskin-Robbins in Honolulu. Believe me, he got ample opportunities to learn about the "features" of shitty jobs, such as getting dirty, being berated, and being forced to work off the clock.

Another writes:

To name just one job I know he had, community organizing can be both challenging and "shitty" at the same time; it certainly doesn't pay much, and you don't always get much respect even from the people you are trying to help.

Another:

p. 74 Dreams from My Father: "It had been five years since my father's visit, and on the surface, at least, it had been a placid time marked by the usual rites and rituals that America expects from its children --- marginal report cards and calls to the principal's office, part-time jobs at the burger chain, acne and driving tests and turbulent desire."

Another:

Surely he must mean our FORMER commander-in-chief, George Walker Bush of New Haven, Kennebunkport and Midland, the man who has his life smoothed out for him by rich, connected parents and not Barack Hussein Obama, biracial son of a single mother who got into college on a scholarship and worked his ass off to get where he is? One shouldn't confuse "smart" with "smug."

But he did clear brush. At least for the cameras.

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