George Demos of Brookhaven, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the 2012 NY-1 congressional race, took a shot Friday at , a protest planned in Sag Harbor Saturday in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
Demos wrote in a statement to the media that he wished to offer "helpful tips" to protesters, such as, "Before breaking out the Crayolas to draw up Christmas lists of demands, have an adult spell-check for you," and "The press will come to interview you. (In fact, there are usually more members of the media than there are of you.) So comb your hair and don't smell."
He urged protesters to drink plenty of water: "Protesting the success of others can expend tremendous energy, so please remain hydrated — and not with your usual $6 bottles of water, but with Rush Limbaugh's Two if By Tea. Why? Because your customary Evian, Fiji and Perrier are made by the very kind of corporations you're railing against, while Mr. Limbaugh's tea helps support the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, a great charity that provides scholarships for the children of people killed in the line of duty protecting the very rights you'll be exercising this weekend."
Other tips asked out-of-towners who come to the demonstration to show courtesy. "When you visit our beaches, please leave only footprints," he wrote.
"[W]hile the right to peaceably assemble is one of our most cherished civil liberties, so is the right to private property and to feel secure in our homes." He noted that a former New York City mayor has a home in the Hamptons. "Mayor Rudy Giuliani lives near your planned protest and has little appetite for the lawlessness that Mayor Bloomberg is tolerating."
Demos' other "advice" included:
Soiling Cop Cars:
You may not defecate, urinate, damage or otherwise harm police vehicles. There are only a few police cars in Sag Harbor, they are all accounted for, and unavailable to serve as your personal restroom.
Sale and Use of Illegal Drugs:
We here on Eastern Long Island still "Just Say No." While Mayor Bloomberg seems more concerned about banning trans-fat and salt, we still take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.
Damaging of Private Homes:
You don't get to destroy someone's home just because it's bigger than yours. I prosecuted real corporate criminals. They answer to the rule of law in America, not the rule of the mob.
We don't tolerate vandalism. Just ask New York's squeegee men how much Rudy Giuliani tolerated their boorish behavior.