Excellent News

Jackie Calmes NYT piece on Bill Daley and David Plouffe is obviously a beet-sweetener but I assume you construct these things out of accurate facts, so I was excited to read this:

Mr. Plouffe likewise is less available to reporters and party officials and keeps his office television turned off — to tune out the daily distractions of cable TV’s political play by play.

I would love to see this rule more widely implemented. Cable news has a tiny audience. Daytime cable news has an even tinier audience. But it’s an audience that includes lots of DC political professionals who are all fooling themselves into thinking that they’re watching some kind of proxy for how things play to the public.