Unsurprising News of the Day: Waitress at Maid-Rite Smarter than Entire DC Press Corps

You remember the biggest story of the week? Not the war in Iraq, silly! Nor global warming. No, not the sub-prime meltdown. Torture? What's that? Bernie Kerik getting indicted? Why does that matter? The lack of health care? Huh? Who cares about the poor?

No, no, the biggest story of the week. You know, that time Hillary Clinton may not have left a tip when she ate at a Maid-Rite in Iowa.

I mean, that's huge news! Matt Drudge was all over it, and the New York Times called it "potentially embarrassing." And it sure was, until it turned out that she'd given a tip after all, but still, Hillary's mean!

So anyway, to determine the exact level of mean, reporters contacted one of the waitresses who served Clinton and some staffers. And that waitress certainly had an opinion...about the reporters:
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.”

She's right of course. For instance, who does John Edwards' hair? Are Rudy Giuliani and Pat Robertson really BFF, or just BFFN? Wait -- you're saying something about energy policy? Bo-ring!

(Via Steve Benen)

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