“Pity the mother and the father when the kids go away.” — The Amazing Rhythm Aces
Fox host Laura Ingraham earns $15 million per year, according to four sources. I’d call that fairly well off.
I found it shocking, though perhaps not all that surprising, that she spoke recently about her mother waiting tables at age 73 in order to pay off her student loans. Not the mother’s student loans — Laura’s student loans.
I suppose some 73-year-old women wait tables. But I do think that Laura might have taken it upon herself to pay off her own student loans. Perhaps Laura’s mom got lots of nice tips. People might have felt sorry for someone working a difficult job like that at rather advanced age.
Laura might have considered eating at the restaurant where her mom was a waitress, and leaving her a really nice tip. Let’s hope she at least thanked her mom. Maybe a nice greeting card, in appreciation of her unselfish efforts to pay off those pesky debts from some fancy colleges.
Isn’t it amazing that Laura would tell such a story about her mother, working as a server to pay of her (Laura’s) student loans? Is she that clueless? I have no idea. I don’t watch her show. Maybe her mom just liked waiting tables. Maybe Laura didn’t recognize her own narcissism. Doing so would require thinking about more than oneself.
Laura Ingraham is 58 years old. She has an estimated wealth of $45 million. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth in 1985, and a juris doctor from University of Virginia in 1991. She wrote speeches for Ronald Reagan, clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, worked for a big law firm, worked in radio, and TV, and seemingly was earning enough to pay off her student loans with her well compensated jobs.
Isn’t there something – like maybe a commandment — in the Bible about honoring thy father and mother?