One of the other participants in Tuesday night's "discussion" e-mailed today to say he had stayed behind to talk to Ms. U and she had told him she has Alzheimer's.
Yikes! That made me feel really bad for arguing with her, even though it was done politely. It also made me wonder what she was doing there -- she seemed to be alone.
It also offered a possible solution to the mindset of some of the more irrational voices I've seen/heard during this political season. . .