A California state senator was involved in a two car accident yesterday. Why do I care? Why is this news?
Well, the senator was reaching for her cell phone when it was going off and ran into the other vehicle.
Again, why should we care? Lots of people do this, just because she's a state senator doesn't make it news.
Well, it's news because this particular state senator led the charge to make it illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving, punishable by a $50 fine.