'Stop the insanity!' plea of the day

You might've seen [this New York Times story about the mild media kerfuffle over whether Hillary Clinton tipped or not at that diner in Iowa.][1] The final - best - word comes from the waitress who may or may not have been tipped.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."God bless you, Ms. Esterday. [1]: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/09/us/politics/09clinton.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin


Shelby 10 years, 6 months ago

I could care less how much she tipped, I just want to know how much bacon she ate.

bloozman 10 years, 6 months ago

This is the same ol' stuff from every campaign going back decades. The stories of presidents, minor candidates and other lesser lights from the political arena who may or may not have tipped (or even paid) at Arthur Bryant's are legend. I, of course, blame the little people. As always.

Aufbrezeln Eschaton 10 years, 6 months ago

If I ever get seated in Ms. Esterday's section, I'm tipping the hell out of her for having a head on her shoulders. That lady's a class act, dammit.

funkdog1 10 years, 6 months ago

NPR has made a conscious attempt to be more "mainstream" and less "liberal". Thus, the fluffier news.

JTShea 10 years, 6 months ago

Not included in the above quote...

"Oh and for the record... she stiffed me"

grabegrabe 10 years, 6 months ago

And that's why people who were born in Iowa, whose later life causes them to relocate to, say, Kansas or Indiana (or New York or ...), continue to answer, when asked where they're from, "Iowa."

emawkc 10 years, 6 months ago

Joel, you've opened my eyes. There ARE more important things than tipping your waitress. From now on, I will think about important issues in lieu of tipping when I dine out.


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