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  • From the Mouths of Waitresses

       May 09, 2004

    Why cover the President of the United States when you can talk to waitresses in a coffee shop in Prairie du Chien? Clearly, you shouldn't. At least not if you're a reporter for Madison's Communist Times. Let's read some of the wisdom of the locals:

    "Let's face it: This is a poor community, and he's basically for the corporations," said Theresa Thiede, a waitress. "The rich get richer and we get poorer."

    At the restaurant, waitress Kim Sepe said she believes Bush is trying to do a good job on the economy. "It's a lot to handle, and after all, he's only one guy," she said.

    But she was skeptical about the president's claims that there are more jobs now and that his tax cuts have helped fuel an economic turnaround. She complained that whatever gains there have been have been swallowed up by rising prices, "especially now that gas is $1.95 a gallon."

    I mean really, why do we need economic indicators when we can rely on Prairie du Chien waitresses to monitor the economy for us?

    The story does have a happy ending though (and clear proof that at least one of these waitresses is a Dummocrat):

    Yet for all their discontent about Bush, there was even less enthusiasm among the staff at the Hungry House Cafe for Bush's Democratic opponent, John Kerry. "I haven't seen anything that impresses me about him," Lenzendorf said.

    Asked what she'd do if forced to choose between Bush and Kerry, she responded, "I might just stay home, which is terrible to say. But I don't know. I just don't know."

    That's right honey. Piss & moan about the state of the country but then don't actually get off your ass for 20 minutes to go vote to do something about it.

    Posted by at May 9, 2004 10:57 AM

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