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Canady critic hasn't taken job, restaurant says

The job status of Carolee Westcott, the waitress who served a side dish of criticism to U.S. Rep. Charles T. Canady, is still up in the air.

"Her job is there if she wants it," said Rick Van Warner, the vice president for communications at Darden Restaurants, the Olive Garden parent company.

Van Warner said Olive Garden management officials met with Westcott on Thursday, and she's deciding whether she still wants to work for the Olive Garden in North Lakeland.

Westcott declined to comment Thursday.

"I'm sorry, I can't," she said. She has insisted she was fired for remarks she made to Canady the night of Dec. 21, when Canady dined with his wife, Jennifer. Westcott criticized Canady for his leading role in impeaching President Clinton.

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