I’ve come to view letters to the editor as a fairly good indicator of public opinion around election time. I can usually predict how ballot measures are going to turn out just by the number of letters we receive on each side.
If that’s the case, then folks in Sacramento either don’t really care whether the Kings basketball team relocates to Seattle or the folks who do care don’t write letters.
Checking out four recent letters to the Sacramento Bee inspired by news that a local deep-pockets “whale” had emerged in the bid to buy the team, only one supported efforts to keep the Kings in California’s capital city. And even she admitted to being “disenchanted” with the franchise.
Two writers focus on how the proposed new stadium deal would be a bad one for Sacramento. A third opponent of keeping the team just seems tired of the whole thing:
Enough is enough. Month after month, they’re going, they’re staying. The threats, the begging for more money, a new arena, more, more, more. I keep hearing about all the good things it means to have this glorious team in our midst.
Seriously? This has become a bad relationship and I don’t know about you, but someone wise once told me, “Why be in love with someone who doesn’t love you back? Let go.”