Wednesday, June 29, 2005

DOH! So much for re-election possibilities

Lawmaker's Wayward E-Mail Refers To Constituents As 'Idiots'

I'm on a roll.. continuing on with the news of the weird and inconsequential. For my next entry, here's a little tidbit guaranteed to make you smile. A NY state rep opened his cyber mouth and deftly changed feet!

Apparently his opinions of his constituents - one I believe is most likely shared by the bulk of his elitist peers in the federal halls of Congress - managed to exercise his freedom of speech, but not his technical prowess. Apparently he didn't carefully check out his "to" list before hitting send! LOL

So much for his political future, I wager! Not a comment voters are likely to forgive and forget easily.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A New York state lawmaker says he's embarrassed, after he mistakenly sent out an e-mail message that referred to his constituents as "idiots."

Assemblyman Willis Stephens says he thought he was sending the e-mail to an aide. Instead, he sent the note to nearly 300 people on an online discussion group that focuses on the community of Brewster.

The message included the comment that he was "just watching the idiots pontificate."

Within an hour of sending the message Monday morning, Stephens sent another e-mail apologizing for the slip-up.

Stephens, a Republican, represents an area north of New York City.

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