2008 Shades of Sharkansky?
posted by November 8 at 10:30 AMon
Remember the whole Sharkansky vs. his waitress controversy?
Well, here’s another reminder to public and semi-public figures that your bad tips (or allegations that you’re a bad tipper) are only a click away.
A waitress in Iowa whom Hillary Clinton met at a restaurant, and then referred to in a campaign speech, complained to NPR that Clinton didn’t leave a tip.
“I don’t think she understood at all what I was saying,” Esterday said, adding, “I mean, nobody got left a tip that day …”
But, a reminder to finger-pointing waitresses: A refutation might also be only a click away. Turns out Clinton did leave a tip, and a big one. Via Ben Smith:
Clinton spokesman Phil Singer says, “The campaign spent $157 and left a $100 tip at the Maid-Rite Restaurant.” Sounds like Esterday and her employers may need to work something out. [First Read confirms Singer’s version. And ABC fingers a culprit: her manager! Another blow struck for working people…]
ALSO: FLASHBACK (sort of) to a very thinly sourced Washington Times story from 2000: “Cheap Hillary stiffs a single mom.” Somehow, it’s a very appealing storyline…
Might this be a moment when Sharkansky feels a pang of sympathy for the Democratic front-runner?