When is Balance One-Sided?

This anecdote from Daniel Weintraub, about a panel including my friend Keith Richman, would be just too funny — if it wasn’t so sad:

On my way out, a legislative aide who was attending stopped me to chat and asked, “Isn’t this a one-sided panel? Two moderate legislators and an administration official.”

I guess he meant that there were not enough partisans on the panel.

But only in Sacramento could a Republican, a Democrat and a Democrat working for a Republican be considered one-sided.