Tuesday, November 02, 2004

SF Television Newscaster Howler

Belva Davis of KRON Channel 4 in San Francisco just said that those little states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida--with twenty, twenty-one and twenty-seven electoral votes, respectively--do not sound big to Califiornians. We have fifty-five electoral votes, and are therefore oh-so-important. Her fellow panelists chuckled in agreement.

If the Golden State has one eighth of the country's people, and therefore one eighth of the country's problems, it might also have one eighth of the country's narcissism. When the fourth largest state strikes a major local broadcaster as relatively small potatoes, Northern California's chattering classes are exhibiting a psychological problem.