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Waitress Tells Governor Sam Brownback Where He Can Leave His Tip

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That Sam Brownback is one hell of a guy—what, with all of his “Governor Knows Best” moves in making Kansas an extremely hostile place to be for women and fighting with the teens on the Twitter.

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Which is why Chloe Hough, a now-former waitress who was working on her last (by choice) shift at a restaurant called Boss Hawg’s in Topeka, and who coincidentally waited on Brownback during that shift, decided to make lemonade out of lemons and let the abortion whisperer know exactly what she thought of his shitty public policies.

Reports AP Online:

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that she later posted his receipt on Facebook, showing the line for the tip crossed out and the phrase “Tip the schools” written beside it.

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Hough declined to say how Brownback reacted to the receipt. A call to the governor’s spokeswoman on Sunday was not immediately returned.

She also stressed that she had not discussed her plans with any manager or the owner of the restaurant, where she had worked for about a year.

“It’s a great restaurant and I didn’t do it to hurt them,” she said.

However, Hough didn’t just act out of vindication or to cause a scene. Rather, she had a more important person in mind: her sister, who utilizes special education.

Education funding is important to Hough because her sister receives special education services and because she believes it encourages social mobility, she said.

Her sister “has lost so many dedicated educators who’ve been cut due to budget cuts,” she said. “I think it should matter to everyone.”

Seriously, that breaks my heart—and while I have no doubt that Hough will find career success in the future, I wonder why it takes ploys like these in order to get elected officials to pay attention to what their constituents want, if they listen at all.

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The Gaysian

Dear Brownback, your name’s a clue where you can leave your tip.