As one of the nastiest presidential campaigns in history roars to a close, here’s a scene from tonight’s Anti-Defamation League event in Fairfield:
Sure, it seems like a regular grip-and-grin photo (the kind I avoid on “06880.”)
But look closely. Keith Stein (center) and his wife Brett Aronow were honored for their community contributions. Among his many volunteer activities: chair of Westport’s Democratic Town Committee.
On hand to help celebrate was Republican First Selectman Jim Marpe and his wife Mary Ellen.
In Westport, Democrats and Republicans work together. They’ve got their differences, and they campaign hard to win. But our town functions nicely, because men and women of both parties respect each other. They collaborate. They govern.
I have no idea what Tuesday will bring.
But whatever happens, you and I might heed the offer from Saugatuck Congregational Church:
It’s open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, for anyone wishing to pray.
You can pray for your candidate. Pray for your country. Pray for your sanity.
All Republicans and Democrats are welcome.