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Nate Bell doesn't know Boston
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by GENE LYONSFor what it's worth, almost everybody in Arkansas who can find Massachusetts on a road map was appalled by state Rep. Nate Bell's grotesquely inappropriate Twitter post. At the height of the manhunt for the Boston marathon bombers, the Mena Republican informed the world that, “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?”Reaction from New England was swift, often witty and rarely polite. "Go put on a pair of shoes and fry me up some squirrel, Gomer," my pal Charles Pierce wrote on his Esquire blog.Note to Nate: Anybody who thinks Boston's a city of Perrier-sipping pantywaists has clearly spent no time there.

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