Friday, November 09, 2007

Tip? I've got better things to worry about

The waitress who may not have received a tip from Hillary Clinton's campaign team doesn't think this is news. She sees there are worse problems (like media priorities):

Reached at her home in Iowa, the waitress, Anita Esterday, said that neither she nor a colleague who helped serve Mrs. Clinton recalled seeing any tip.

She said a local staff member of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign was in the restaurant on Thursday to tell them that the campaign had left a tip.

She said that when she and her colleague said they had not seen a tip, the staff member gave each of them $20.

Ms. Esterday said she did not understand what all the commotion was about.

“You people are really nuts,” she told a reporter during a phone interview. “There’s kids dying in the war, the price of oil right now — there’s better things in this world to be thinking about than who served Hillary Clinton at Maid-Rite and who got a tip and who didn’t get a tip.”

In a West Wing episode where a story about whether the President liked green beans took up a whole day of White House time, one character said "Isn't this stupid?"

The reply was, "It's election year, in election year everybody is stupid."

The first character responded, "No, in election year everybody is treated like they are stupid."



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