To the editor of THE EAGLE:
Too often we think of the nutty tea party people as being from the South or Midwest. Many people mistakenly think local Republicans are different and fondly remember Silvio Conte. Well they are dead wrong as an article in The Eagle on Oct. 18 demonstrates.
Local Republican chairman Jim Bronson and perennial political campaigner Matt Kinnaman both supported the shutdown of our government and actually would have voted for a default. As was apparent, these were futile and reckless strategies damaging to our country both at home and abroad.
The overwhelming majority of voters in Berkshire County should be proud of our votes against these reactionary right-wing Republicans.