A reader:

As a liberal Bay State Democrat who despises Mitt, I hate to admit that I can see how he would get the counties-in-Massachusetts question wrong. For one thing, counties are far less important in New England than the rest of the country, most of their duties and responsibilities belonging to their constituent towns (ruled by town meeting, usually -- go democracy!). In addition, a number of counties -- Berkshire, for instance -- have been abolished for all but symbolic purposes as of the late 1990s.

Still, Mitt is an enormous fraud, and everyone here hates him.

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