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Last week I went up to Martha’s Vineyard to visit my 85 year old mother. She lives over on Chappaquidick Island – yes, Teddy’s playground.

The Vineyard is full of old hippies and rich New England liberals. We were only intending to spend 3 days on the island, but our car broke down. Getting it fixed on the island was a slow process requiring parts to be ordered from the mainland. We ended up being stranded for over a week.

The Martha Coakley and Jean Shaheen ads on TV were so relentless that even my Mom started to automatically hit the mute button when they came on. They make you physically ill after a while and I had no interest in searching for stupid bumper stickers. My Mom has a new one that lightened my heart.

Sage advice.

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