The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 November 2006

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Is there sentiment for separating the northern counties of Virginia from the rest of the state? Kevin thinks there is:

It's time Northern Virginians finally got something they so richly deserve: their own state. This website will advocate on behalf of all Northern Virginians who want to move forward and prosper under their own state government, separate and apart from the Comm[on]wealth of Virginia.

If you have a sense of déjà vu about this, dating back to, oh, 1863 or so, well, you're not alone:

Been there. Done that. Wound up with Democrats controlling the state Legislature for 74 76 years, as well as the state Supreme Court and the Governor's Mansion for 56 of those 76 years.

Be careful what you wish for ...

Which, of course, is very likely what Kevin and friends have in mind.

Personally, I think it makes more sense for Northern Virginia to be annexed by the District of Columbia, since it presumably prefers direction from Washington to direction from Richmond.

Posted at 10:00 AM to Political Science Fiction