Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Democracy, Greenwich style

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.

Some highlights:

"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.

7 comments:

Always Home and Uncool said...

Having covered Greenwich for 10 years as a reporter, I believe every word you have here is accurate.

Whitemist said...

Sounds right to me also.
Had an offer once to work there, but turned it down. I am glad i did.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how many people drink the Kool Aid.

StamfordNotes said...

mmm...Kool Aid

patty said...

Nom nom. I believe the kool aid in Greenwich is mostly served with grain alcohol.

Streets of Stamford said...

Grain alcohol?? Pish posh! Who in Greenwich would be caught dead drinking such dreck? They mix the Kool-Aid with a nice 1962 Chateau Briande.

Scott said...

Having worked in Greenwich for 5 days before quitting, I believe every word you have here is accurate.