Friday, November 09, 2007

Proud to Be An Iowan

Did Hillary Clinton leave a tip at a Maidrite in Iowa? That's all the buzz in the news world. Word was that she didn't tip her waitress. Her campaign says they did. Drudge (and others) have picked up the story and run with it. When a reporter called the waitress, Anita Esterday, she said she couldn't figure out 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.”

Right on, sister.

Can I get an "Amen!"?


Pam Wyant said...


steve said...

The flag and the state motto on it proclaim, "Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain." Indiana's is "The Crossrosds of America." Not a motto but an advertsing slogan. And unlike a lot of state mottos, Iowa's is in plain English, and not Latin or Greek.

But I'll say this for the reporters--it was Ms. Esterday who brought up the whole tipping issue. Had she said nothing, there wouldn't have been a story.

Ms. Esterday actually had a more serious complaint--that Sen. Clinton seemed oblivious to the plight of a single mother having to work two jobs to support her family. With the country headed into recession, that won't play well in Iowa or anywhere else.

But I'm proud to be from a state with such a motto, even if the Crossroads is now my legal home.

Tara W said...