From Shella’s Blog:
The governor’s Line of the Day at today’s media availability came in reference to the Indiana counties that requested a move to the Central time zone and now wish to remain Eastern. He called them “Emily Littella counties.” Emily Littella is the Gilda Radner character on Saturday Night Live known for saying, “Never mind!” I feel the explanation is necessary because it was clear in the governor’s office that not everybody got it. The younger reporters and staff members seemed baffled by the reference.
You know, that’s not a bad joke as political jokes go. But Governor Daniels is in a uniquely bad position to make it. It was his lack of leadership and ever shifting positions on time zones that got Pulaski County into this fix.