Senator Suggests Upstate New York Secession
Wow. That would almost make up for not getting the term limits referendum. We could get into all those fun New York regional bigotries -- starting with the site of the Observer-Dispatch's photo of Seward, Herkimer, a trope of many old jokes.
Most of the other senators quoted in the story think disunion a bad idea, and we have to say, despite our playful antagonism of our country cousins, that we do too. One can't be locked up with one's own kind all the time. Why, we'd wind up as crazy as Ernest Borgnine in Escape from New York. And if upstaters were emancipated from filial ties to the City, they might became uncivilized, depraved -- you know, like people from New Jersey. Surely neither side wants that.