Thursday, November 8, 2007

from Andrew Sullivan: A Clinton Bimbo Eruption?

A Clinton Bimbo Eruption?

Now the other one. Silverstein:
If Hillary is having an affair with Abedin it would not be evidence of her lesbianism as much as of her common sense and sound judgment.
The idea that Mrs Clinton is having a lesbian affair is about as credible as the idea that Obama is a closet-Muslim. But this is South Carolina, remember? But if she wants to scotch the lesbian rumors, she really should tip better. Or more transparently anyway.
Note: This is not the first time the junior Senator from New York has had issues with tipping. See below (from early 2000) and the opening of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

Here's an update.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

from the Washington Monthly: further comment re Andrew Sullivan

Here's a comment in The Washington Monthly in response to Andrew Sullivan:
I can affirm the part about Lesbians being lousy tippers: I played a few gigs for tips at a coffeehouse in Chicago around the turn of the century. On the night when we had a largely lesbian audience (one of the acts was apparently big with the lesbians), we had painfully low income. Like $5 for the band vs $40 on the other nights.

from Andrew Sullivan: Getting Checked Out by the Boys

Getting Checked Out by the Boys:
There's an economic niche here, if someone wants it. If you're a good looking straight guy in need of easy money, find a gay restaurant or bar and become a waiter or bar-tender. Gay men are great tippers, and they're even better tippers if you're hot. (Don't even think of getting tips from lesbians. There are exceptions, of course, but in general, look elsewhere.) I have a straight friend who made a small fortune as a deck-chair dude on the beach in Rehoboth. As so often, capitalism is the true corroder of prejudice.
[Emphasis added.]