How mistaken emails can hurt politicians as well as you

Errant e-mail post from assemblyman calls his voters ‘idiots’. Participating in the Yahoo group Brewster10509, a Yahoo group focusing on his district’s issues, Assemblyman Willis Stephens, R-Southeast, accidentally mailed the entire group this note:

“I’m “on” 10509 to monitor what is going on in Brewster. I do not post anymore. Just watching the idiots pontificate. Keeping informed is important and it also gives me a window to what GB (a reference to Ball [political opponent]) and some of his supporters are thinking.”

Microsoft’s ad campaign about their new operating system allegedly preventing people from doing dumb things when typing ‘reply all’ is clearly aimed at folks like this.