I have a Google News search set up to look for “Indiana ‘Daylight Saving'”. I was amused by the first two headlines in that section today:
It’s time to solve Indiana’s problem with time
Evansville Courier & Press
It’s past time to stop fretting about DST
South Bend Tribune
The South Bend Tribune entry is a letter to the editor from a citizen who thinks that there are so many other more important things to worry about so “Why can’t the people of South Bend and surrounding areas let it go and put energy into real problems that have a negative effect on our world?” One might have asked the same question of the DST proponents who labored for decades to get rid of year round standard time.
The Evansville Courier Press column by John Gottcent suggests that the question of what time it is in Indiana was “greatly simplified” through last year’s implementation of Daylight Saving Time. He laments the fact that a time conscious driver, going from Evansville to Chicago, would have to change his or her watch at least twice. He also likens the flip-flopping time zone counties to “spoiled children” who first want one thing, and then another. The solution? Everybody on Central Time, just like Mitch Daniels proposed when he was running for Governor.