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2004 US Presidential Election
June 29, 2004
Sharpton | Al Sharpton to Host 'I Hate My Job'

AP: Al Sharpton to Host ‘I Hate My Job’

“I’m the working man’s (Donald) Trump,” Sharpton said. “He brings people into the penthouse. We bring them into the house.”

Since his campaign ended, Sharpton has been aggressively seeking out media jobs and has signed a deal with CNBC as a commentator, and possibly develop a talk show.

An ordained Pentecostal minister, Sharpton isn’t abandoning politics, however, and scoffed at the idea that being the featured player in a reality show is somewhat undignified for a once and perhaps future candidate.

His campaign for president attracted more attention after he was host of “Saturday Night Live.”

“A lot of politicians don’t do it because they can’t do it,” he said. “I can do it.”



Posted by Laurence Simon at June 29, 2004 06:35 PM | TrackBack
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At the end of every show, the winner burns out his old employer.

This makes me sick.

Posted by: jones at June 29, 2004 07:21 PM

Well Reverend Al, in order to be the “working man’s” anything don’t you have to like, you know, work?

BTW, I know why Al got into politics: as a preacher he found it too hard to wait seven days for more money (thanks Redd Foxx)

Posted by: skip at June 30, 2004 11:51 AM

Can’t you just wait until America can see Al as a featured speaker for the dems!! He may get them howling in the aisles, but somewhere a mistake will be made. He’ll implode like Dean! Maybe he’ll let slip with ‘KILL ALL THE HONKY’S!’…..that would be the end of the democratic party as we know it! ha ha ha

Posted by: dickD at June 30, 2004 12:34 PM

keep dreaming dick

Posted by: byebyebush at June 30, 2004 02:54 PM

Those who welcome Sharpton deserve him.

Posted by: leaddog2 at June 30, 2004 03:55 PM

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