You can tell a lot about somebody based on what their “dream job” is — unless they’re a politician, because they’re most likely lying.

The A.P. asked all current presidential candidates what their dream job is, and here’s what they said:

Democrats
• Sen. Joe Biden, Delaware: Architect.
• Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York: “Continue to work for causes and issues I care about, in a setting like a university or foundation.”
• Sen. Chris Dodd, Connecticut: Teacher.
• Former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina: Mill supervisor.
• Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Ohio: Astronaut.
• Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois: Architect.
• New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Center field, New York Yankees.

Republicans
• Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas: Farmer.
• Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Sports announcer.
• Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Bass guitar player for a touring rock band.
• Rep. Duncan Hunter, California: Outdoor writer.
• Sen. John McCain, Arizona: Foreign service.
• Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Auto company executive.
• Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado: President.

Obviously, Tancredo was the only one telling the truth. Hillary might have been too, but I don’t know exactly what she said other than it appears she’s seeking a consequence-free setting in which to experiment with her bad ideas.

Most of these people are in a position to do exactly what they want with their lives, or at least come close, so let’s put a sock in it and make them admit that, yes, their already doing their dream jobs — or at least striving for it. Except for Kucinich. I thought he already was an astronaut?

John Edwards (formerly “The Breck Girl,” formerly “Silky Pony,” formerly “Pink Sapphire,” currently “Sweaty Pretzel”) would be a mill supervisor? He could be telling the truth as well. Why? Lots of on-the-job accidents at mills. That way, he could wait for somebody to get hurt, offer to be their legal council, and sue the company back into the stone age.

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