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Where It All Began for Obama

By Shailagh Murray
MALVERN, Pa. -- Everybody's gotta start somewhere.

Apparently Sen. Barack Obama's road -- or rather, rocky road -- to the White House started at the local Baskin-Robbins. He disclosed to a crowd of 1,400 here that the ice cream chain was his first employer as a teenager.

"It was actually kind of embarrassing because you had to wear, like, a brown cap and stuff," Obama told his laughing audience. And don't forget that apron, he added. "Girls would come in and you'd be trying to talk to them, and they wouldn't give you the time of day, because you were wearing this cap."

But that wasn't his only lesson learned, amid the sprinkles and sugar cones.

"I was making, I don't know, like maybe a hundred dollars a week or something, and they were still taking this money out," Obama said. "And I thought, man. That's the payroll tax."

By Web Politics Editor  |  April 9, 2008; 4:48 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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LOL! If he worked Town-Side, I might have gotten served by him-Before he became the Lawyer Thank Allah!

In Waikiki there were discount Books-Get second scoop for Free! :-)

Bet he moved up to "Hawaiian Snow" ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | April 9, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

LOL! If he worked Town-Side, I might have gotten served by him-Before he became the Lawyer Thank Allah!

In Waikiki there were discount Books-Get second scoop for Free! :-)

Bet he moved up to "Hawaiian Snow" ;~)

Posted by: RAT-The | April 9, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

"[Obama is] doing everything he can to win in Pennsylvania, and if he can't, it'll be a serious defeat," said Wolfson. "We all know the road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue runs through Pennsylvania."

How important is it for Obama to win Pennsylvania?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=2061

.

Posted by: Frank | April 9, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Renegade will SCOOP UP the Republicans' asses this fall!

Posted by: Steve Charb | April 9, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

The "local" Baskin-Robbins in Pennsylvania?!

Posted by: JakeD | April 9, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Chief, looks like you pressed a few "wrong buttons" in your message, yourself. ("sundeas" instead of sundaes) Does that disqualify you from going anywhere in life?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama will steamroll Repukes come November, just wait! Go "O!"

Posted by: Susan | April 9, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I hope he pushed all the right buttons?
If he dispensed syrup like he votes, I'll bet he made lots of wrong flavored sundeas. Man, I just can't get over someone, supposedly intelligent, voting wrong because he pushed the wrong button. What a lame excuse. Presidential timbre?

Posted by: Chief | April 9, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama complaining about taxes? Don't let the GOP get wind.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: mpp | April 9, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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