From my California outpost, after midnight on the East Coast, I just realized all by myself that my last post was a dumb mistake.
I have fused an article by Abbe Smith in the New Haven Register with one in the New Haven Independent by Melissa Bailey. Neither one was edited.
I’ll leave the errant post up on the blog so everyone can see what this is all about. I’m adding a note at the top: THIS ITEM IS INCORRECT AND IS BEING DELETED IN 24 HOURS. SEE THE FOLLOWING POST FOR EXPLANATION.
The funny thing is that the two different articles still reinforce my main point: that it’s hard to figure out what is going on with Linda McMahon’s tale of having been on food stamps, or having saved S&H Green Stamps, or both.
Here’s the language of the New Haven Register article, at http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2010/10/01/news/new_haven/doc4ca5af62623ac126531710.txt: “[Darnell Goldson] points to her past challenges, which include going through bankruptcy and being on food stamps, as part of her strengths.”
Here’s the language of the New Haven Independent article, at http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/goldson_backs_mcmahon/: “[Goldson] said McMahon is an inspiration because she made her millions after starting from meager means and at one point subsisting on food stamps.”
Here’s the language of my internal critic: “Stop blogging in the middle of watching the San Francisco Giants play the San Diego Padres!”
Apologies to all.