[Sca-cooks] OT: GoTV

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Nov 5 23:20:22 PST 2008

Selene replied to me with:

Stefan li Rous wrote:
 > Where did this blue state-red state come from?

Curiously, from television coverage of national elections.  It's not
like there was a great agreement amongst the TV networks, it just kind
of evolved as a convention. >>>

Thank you. I guess this happened after color television became  
common.  But why red and blue? And why blue for the Democrats and red  
for the Republicans?  It would have been rather confusing if  
different stations/newspapers were using the same color for different  
parties.  Red and Blue? Hey, that's not even good heraldry! :-)  
(color on color)

<<< I was afraid that the slogan "better dead than red" would re- 
emerge and
really hurt some feelings, but so far this has failed to materialize.  

Arghhh. I've been voting for the "blues" but *I* would have really  
found that offensive.  We already had too much character  
assassination and arab/muslim/black/sexism accusations going around  
in this election.

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    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
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