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The longer I watch politics--and I haven't, in two years--the more grating I find the television anchors. Their need for verbal filler to occupy air space (terrifying thought: what if the viewers are the ones who require this filler, to refocus their minds after all those glittering montages of automobiles and alchoholic beverages) is mind boggling--but even more amazing are the things they come up with to fill it. Favorite so far: "He's leading among women. And he's leading among men. That'll do it." But that was weeks ago. Tonight we have Wolf Blitzer introducing an election segment thusly: "Here we are waiting for the primary results. Some states have picked winners; some states have not." Yes, that about covers it.