The election of a Republican governor and legislature may suggest the time is ripe to look for news stories that the Maine media, perhaps for reasons of too much ideology or too little enthusiasm, has stubbornly ignored.
Prominent among these should be an examination of the remarkable dichotomy in economic and business philosophies between Maine and its next-door neighbor, New Hampshire. A story on this difference and how it has played out over the last 30 or more years should be both interesting and enlightening.
Here's some good news for Republicans that most likely won't rate a mention in Maine media. Our New Hampshire neighbors who have been trending Democratic for the past eight years are showing signs of voter remorse.
What would happen if government bureaucrats gained control of Maine's daily newspapers?
A cynic might suggest this has already happened considering the fervent support that many of the state's papers have been offering liberal candidates and causes lately. But be assured, for the moment, all Maine papers remain in the private sector.
So why raise the question of state control? Look no farther than neighboring New Hampshire where the state has recently agreed to guarantee 75 percent of a $250,000 bank loan to help the Sample News Group purchase the Claremont Eagle Times.