Kids these days

While I of course read yesterday's NYTimes story on the West Wing almost as soon as it was published, I'm somewhat disturbed that it's currently (10:50 AM) the most e-mailed story on the Times website. Admittedly, I do not normally pay much attention to what the most e-mailed story is, so it is possible that it's not usually a straight news story, but I'm somewhat bothered by there being more interest in a fictional election than anything in the real world. On the other hand, if you read the story you'll find out that Martin Sheen was asked to run for the Senate in Ohio by the Democratic Party, but that instead he's finally going to college at the University of Ireland at Galway. Also that Bradley Whitford will be going straight from West Wing to Aaron Sorkin's new show.