I went to Greenwich Town Hall last night in an attempt to see Congressman Jim Himes' forum on healthcare, and while I didn't come close to getting into the 200-seat auditorium (which was full by 5:45), I did have the "pleasure" of listening to one over-tan WASP lady's rantings about the event.
"They filled it with supporters so they'd all be going 'rah-rah'!"
"150 of them are ringers!"
"They filled the parking lot with employees!"
"He should do it outside...or else I'm gonna knock that damn door down!"
"Let's make a scene right here and get that chicken out here!"
When a cop came down the line to say that the room was full and no one else was going to get in, she chimed in with "They sent a cop to intimidate us!"
You can't write this stuff. It's hilarious to see a Greenwich yacht clubber - who probably has better health care than 99.9% of the world - get her khakis in a knot over rumors about "death panels" and other nonsense.
Note: This is not a political blog, and I am not espousing a view for or against the current healthcare proposals. To be honest, I don't know enough about them to make an informed decision - and based on scenes like this across the country, neither does anybody else! Get informed, people. That's the key to our democracy working.