I heard from the Glens Falls woman who was quoted in the New York Times story about fanatical West Wing fans.
Terry Callanan Kempf saw my blog last week where I wrote about stumbling on a Times story that interview people who regularly go on a West Wing Facebook page. She admitted she is a huge West Wing fan. But I will let her put it in terms that are almost “Sorkin-esque.”
“I think it resonates so much now because of what is currently happening in Washington. We always hope that our elected officials are people of integrity, honesty and intellect. That’s what we see when the fans watch the show, not in the real White House, unfortunately,” she said.
One of the things I was reminded of after the blog ran was that although President Bartlett was a liberal Democrat in the show, the Republicans are usually shown in a good light as well, as people of integrity who just have different viewpoints on how to get things done.
I think I know what I will be doing tonight when I get home.
Ken Tingley is the editor of The Post-Star and may be reached via email at email@example.com. His blog “The Front Page” discusses issues about newspapers and journalism. You can also follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kentingley.
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