Sometimes I think the same fate awaits political coverage. You know what I wish the local papers would do when they print a story about a bill? Print the number of the bill! Don’t get me wrong, I think they do a great job of the he said-she said portion of debate at the Capitol. But I’m not sure the “inside” stuff makes the paper (or the radio for that matter), for the same reason I can’t find an article about the stupidity of bunting in the first inning.
Archives for May 23, 2006
I don’t consider myself a snob, although I’m sure I sound like one whenever I say “I don’t watch American Idol” on TV. Fact is, it’s probably because I’m watching something like The Unit or CSI NY or Deal or No Deal. I like my crappy TV like the next guy. It’s just that I like different crappy TV than most Americans, I guess. (All of this assumes the Cleveland Indians aren’t on TV, which is a whole ‘nother definition of TV).
Today is the day that America has the longest-living ex-president/vice president in its history. Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale have survived John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, I hear.