Wednesday, November 14, 2012
You Can Go Your Own Way
Today's column for the Daily Banter is an open letter to Texas.
Here's how it begins:
So word has it you’re talking about seceding from the United States and, I guess, forming your own country. I wish I could react with shock, but the truth is we’ve heard this kind of thing before; we hear rumbles of it every time something happens politically on a national scale that rattles your ironically fragile sense of independence and sends you into a Texas-sized panic. It usually amounts to nothing more than petulant whining disguised as a lot of cock-grabbing bravado and bluster, but this time you’ve managed to quickly amass enough signatures calling for secession in the wake of last week’s Obama victory — more than 80,000 — that the White House has no choice but to respond to your 'request.' Let me save you the suspense and the delusion that this little tantrum is going to be the least bit effective: the answer’s gonna be 'no.'"
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