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
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
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.