Maybe West Virginia And Virginia Should Switch Places


“Virginia has been making big leaps lately in the category of general craziness. We all remember the Legislature’s heroic work in passing a bill to protect Virginia citizens from having microchips planted in their bodies against their will. And that the sponsor said he was concerned the chips could be a ‘mark of the beast’ that would be used by the Antichrist at the end of days.”
Gail Collins today, on how Governor Bob McDonnell’s institution of April as Confederate History Month is embarrassing his state. Considering this in light of the sad essay Denise Giardina wrote yesterday about the recent mining disaster in West Virginia, maybe the two states should switch? Let West Virginia be known for lovers, and presidents and excellent public education. And Virginia can be “either ignored by the rest of the nation or the butt of jokes about ignorant hillbillies.”