Newsmax reported today that Hillary Clinton wowed a Buffalo, NY audience at a pre-nomination breakfast with a story about how, during her 2000 Senate run, she befriended the maid at the downtown Buffalo hotel where she stayed.

“According to the West New York Media Network, while Clinton recounted her friendship with the unnamed cleaning lady, the assembled Democrats became so quiet ‘you could hear a pin drop.’”

This must have been the product of the epiphany that Peggy Noonan described in her 2000 book The Case Against Hillary Clinton: “I’m going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building that I work in. I want to start seeing her as a human being.”

There was no mention about whether she left a tip this time.*

* In February, 2000, the Senate hopeful had breakfast at the Village House restaurant in Albion, NY. After the restaurant picked up her tab, neither Hillary nor anyone in her entourage bothered to leave a tip for the single mom who waited on them.