Justice Clarence Thomas: I wanted to be a trucker

| 10/2/2007

Clarence Thomas, truck driver?

That’s the word from the U.S. Supreme Court justice, who said in a recent interview, “My one dream job was to be a truck driver.”

Thomas, who’s making the rounds promoting his new autobiography, told a group of radio broadcasters he still has that urge in his system.

“I love being around tractor trailers,” he said. “I love working on large vehicles (and) driving them.”

Thomas, who drives a large RV for recreation, was responding to a question about what he’d be doing now if he wasn’t on the Supreme Court.

In addition to trucking, Thomas said running a business or coaching a sports team were his other dream jobs.