In Birmingham they love the Gov’ner

And in Mobile too. I’m watching WKRG-TV’s live coverage of Hurricane Dennis and guess who called in? Alabama Governor Bob Riley has been talking candidly with the two news anchors for the past 20 minutes and it’s been fascinating.

I don’t recall ever seeing a local newscast where the Governor calls in and chats. Gov. Riley is urging gulf coast folks to hit the road in advance of the Hurricane. He’s very candid and isn’t talking like a politician normally does.

By the way, WKRG’s coverage is to-notch. The anchors are ad-libbing their way across the coast, tossing to reporters in Florida and Alabama. The wall-to-wall coverage is streamed on the internet at


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