Monday, May 30, 2005
Even if you are a former movie star and governor, you aren't free from criticism for trying to pull off a stupid publicity trick. If this San Francisco Chronicle story is to be believed, it was dumb. That's the peril of media events. The media know photo-ops are put-up jobs, and they are not above reporting them that way. The governor would have done better if he had found a real crew working on real potholes and called an impromptu meeting. He wouldn't have gotten everyone there, but at least he would have made his point honestly.