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Bill Clinton may be Sued for Missed Restaurant Reservation (Rome)
Celebrity Justice ^ | 5/25/05

Posted on 05/31/2005 3:50:06 AM PDT by Libloather

Clinton to be Sued for Missed Restaurant Reservation?
May 25, 2005

Bill Clinton’s legendary eating habits have long been the butt of jokes, but it was an allegedly skipped dinner at one of Rome’s most fashionable restaurants that now seems to be needling the ex-chief of state.

Whatever the reason for Clinton’s no-show, the restaurant owner is apparently none too pleased. According to reports, the owner may sue the former president who, the owner claims, didn't bother to cancel his reservation.

Just weeks after his surgery, the president said while hitting the campaign trail for John Kerry, "If this isn’t good for my heart, I don’t know what is."

And while he took it easy for a while, the former president has definitely resumed his frenetic pace, last week traveling to Rome to promote links between Africa and Europe. But when he's not pressing the flesh, he’s got to eat. And one afternoon Clinton's people reportedly booked a reservation at one of Rome's trendiest restaurants.

Having a president as your customer is obviously a big deal. And the restaurant’s owner reportedly went to town, spending nearly $2,000 on extra food and wine. He even closed off a section of the restaurant to accommodate Clinton and his secret service.

But the president never made it in, and the restaurant is reportedly considering its options, which might include a lawsuit.

The president, who could soon be hitting the book circuit again for the paperback edition of his biography, is getting hammered on the web for this alleged breach of protocol. One Internet ‘blogger chimed in with, "Hail to the tacky jerk."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigmac; bill; bubba; clinton; impeached; impeachedx42; missed; reservation; restaurant; rome; squirt; sued
Maybe he was too embarrassed to show up because he forgot to bring his best pair of Nike's on the trip...


1 posted on 05/31/2005 3:50:07 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
Whatever the reason for Clinton’s no-show, the restaurant owner is apparently none too pleased. According to reports, the owner may sue the former president who, the owner claims, didn't bother to cancel his reservation.

The restauranteur is too big for his britches. He's acting like he's a doctor or lawyer. It's a freakin' eatery!

2 posted on 05/31/2005 3:52:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Republican Party is the France of politics.)
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To: Libloather
Maybe he was too embarrassed to show up because he forgot to bring his best pair of Nike's on the trip...

No, they didn't have an intern to spare, for under the table!


3 posted on 05/31/2005 3:54:45 AM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: Libloather
Rome?

Am I to suppose bubbas flirtation with Harlem is a thing of the past, or is he just temproarily tired of soul food?

4 posted on 05/31/2005 3:55:33 AM PDT by G.Mason ( It's people like you, that make people like me, people like you!)
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To: Libloather
And the restaurant’s owner reportedly went to town, spending nearly $2,000 on extra food and wine. He even closed off a section of the restaurant to accommodate Clinton and his secret service.

Sounds like the guy did all these things on his own to impress Clinton.

Could've told him this was a mistake, but it doesn't sound like he deserves a dime.

5 posted on 05/31/2005 4:03:34 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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...they didn't have an intern to spare, for under the table!

The impeached *Iceman pictured recruiting...


6 posted on 05/31/2005 4:04:07 AM PDT by Libloather (Hillary, I want my FBI file back...)
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The waiters at the restaurant werent dissappointed, The Clintons dont tip anyway.


7 posted on 05/31/2005 4:04:39 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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But when he's not pressing the flesh, he’s got to eat.

Interesting choice of words.

8 posted on 05/31/2005 4:15:10 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Habemus Papum)
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To: Lazamataz

Hard to say--Probably not the local McDonalds. When they indicate Clinton and his people--who knows how many tables the ex-pres and his entourage had locked up.

If it were an "exclusive rest." with a waiting list, the owner lost lots of money. The Clintons are notorious for stiffing restauraunts and servers as well (no tipping please when its the Clinton).

Howerver, there is a lesson here. Either don't serve the Clinton Make them follow the same rules as everyone else.

Hey Bubba--the waiting time will be---oh 9.5 weeks or so if you really want to eat there.


9 posted on 05/31/2005 4:18:57 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Libloather

Send Billy boy the check.


10 posted on 05/31/2005 4:44:34 AM PDT by demlosers
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To: Libloather

"Hey little girl, wanna shiny new dime?"

Once a pig always a pig. You can take the pig out of arkansas and put him in the whitehouse, but you can't take the pig out of the perverted, disgraced, impeached, ex-president!


11 posted on 05/31/2005 4:49:53 AM PDT by newsgatherer
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To: Libloather

He help an intern practice for a talent show. Sword swallowing.


12 posted on 05/31/2005 5:26:14 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Libloather

We may now have him on the ropes a restauranteur may bring him down.


13 posted on 05/31/2005 5:26:49 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Libloather
Bill Clinton may be sued for missed restaurant reservation

Yeah, and I have a choice piece of swampland in Florida to sell you!

Clinton's getting sued??...for anything????

Yeah......right.

14 posted on 05/31/2005 5:29:45 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Libloather

From his attire one would have to assume klintoon is gay. The former coward in chief did not can his reservations because (he could).


15 posted on 05/31/2005 5:54:43 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Libloather

...Britt Hume last week had reported that when the restaurant owner had called Clinton's people to inquire as to why Clinton and his band of merry men hadn't shown up, he was told..."Sorry, change of plans"...and Clinton's aide hung up on the owner. Just yet another demonstration of Clinton's "it's all about me" white trash mentality.


16 posted on 05/31/2005 5:55:28 AM PDT by smiley
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Third world admirers(fools)this is the only crowd klintoon can attract these days. NSNR


17 posted on 05/31/2005 5:56:30 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: newsgatherer

The x42 psychopath, elected(vote fraud) by some brain dead zombies.NSNR


18 posted on 05/31/2005 5:59:15 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Libloather

" Whatever the reason for Clinton’s no-show, the restaurant owner is apparently none too pleased. According to reports, the owner may sue the former president who, the owner claims, didn't bother to cancel his reservation."

I have a feeling ex presidents and many such public figures make fake reservations for security reasons.


19 posted on 05/31/2005 6:01:48 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat
"From his attire one would have to assume klintoon is gay."

OK. There's been speculation about this. But from his attire? Please explain.

20 posted on 05/31/2005 6:36:26 AM PDT by doberville (Angels can fly when they take themselves lightly)
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To: Lazamataz

The restaurateur's hissy fit is not paying off-- no mention in the press of the name of his establishment.


21 posted on 05/31/2005 9:56:11 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions Freely Dispensed as Advice)
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To: sgtbono2002
The waiters at the restaurant werent dissappointed, The Clintons dont tip anyway.

Just as a point of information, you don't tip in Italy.

22 posted on 05/31/2005 10:00:58 AM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Sounds like the plot of that movie with Tony Shaloub about Louis Prima not showing up at his restaurant.


23 posted on 05/31/2005 10:14:15 AM PDT by hershey
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To: hershey

Ah, yes....Big Night.

I enjoyed that flick.


24 posted on 05/31/2005 10:59:55 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Libloather
This guy was all impressed to have bubba-jeff come and git some grub, but then bubba-jeff doesn't show up and he's all mad?

A white trash lover getting stiffed by white trash is a win/win. The outcome can only be comical entertainment, and bubba-jeff gets one more person who knows he's a pig.

25 posted on 05/31/2005 11:23:23 AM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon

Then Clinton was right at home , He doesnt tip anywhere.


26 posted on 05/31/2005 12:44:36 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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He doesn't tip anywhere.

I betcha *he's tellin' this dood that his ain't big enough...


27 posted on 05/31/2005 7:40:58 PM PDT by Libloather (Hillary, I want my FBI file back...)
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Bubba looks bad . He better STFU and go into a rest home or Hillary will be running alone in 2008. If I know Hillary being a widow will only help her chances.


28 posted on 06/01/2005 3:37:46 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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