Sure, we all say we want honest politicians. But this might be a touch too honest:
Assemblyman Willis Stephens learned the hard way this week that there’s a big difference between hitting the “reply” and “forward” buttons when you subscribe to an e-mail discussion list.
Stephens inadvertently sent an e-mail Monday morning to nearly 300 subscribers of a discussion group, or “listserv,” that focuses on the community of Brewster, in Putnam County. Stephens, a Republican, represents an area that includes a handful of towns in Putnam and Westchester counties and the Town of Pawling in Dutchess County.
In his message, he said he subscribes to the list to monitor what is going on in Brewster but doesn’t post messages.
“Just watching the idiots pontificate,” Stephens wrote.
He had thought the message was going to Beth Coursen, an aide in his Assembly district office, Coursen said. But instead of forwarding an earlier e-mail from the discussion group to Coursen