Also, the Republican party apparatus in the area is a bare-knuckle bunch, a dedicated and tough group who put forth their candidates each election and fight hard for them to win. Rick Murphy does not represent them. Murphy's article is not representative of the Republicans I know in East Hampton. Murphy wrote that article for the dozen or so other eighth-degree black-belt morons who read his column and who think he is on to something. Then, like a little punk, he tried to hide it and make it go away. They impeached Clinton for something like that.
I would expect more of this in the future, what with all the wingnuts out there.