Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I saw this on Alec Baldwin's blog on The Huffington Post. It was an article taken from a weekly newspaper in Baldwin's hometown on an extremely affluent and exclusive part of Long Island. Kind of makes you sick. If this is what educated and wealthy "liberal" New Yorkers act like, what is going on in other parts of the country?

Alec Baldwin writes:
"For those of you wondering how the Obama ascendancy is playing out in
Small Town America, I offer you
this column from the Independent, a weekly newspaper published on the East End of Long Island by Jerry Della Femina, the former advertising executive turned restaurateur and columnist. This particular piece was written by Rick Murphy under his weekly "Low Tidings" column. Murphy is also credited as a publisher of the Independent.

This article has caused quite a stir in East Hampton and beyond. So much so
that the paper has pulled it from their website and Murphy, a regular antagonist
of the Democratic Party, both locally and nationally, and the Clintons in particular, has
replaced it with a brief apology. The Independent is considered the more
right-leaning and Republican-endorsing paper of the East End community. Della
Femina himself is regarded as one of the great Hillary-Haters in all of the

On the heels of Barack Obama being endorsed for the presidency by the
normally close-to-the-vest Caroline Kennedy, whose invocation of her father's
enduring legacy carries, in some people's hearts and minds, more weight than any
ten such endorsements by others, please read what the local Republicans in my
home town are thinking, and publishing, about Senator Obama. This is, quite
clearly, not to be believed."

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