The McGehee Plan for returning California to the Mexicans begins this way:

1. Anyone in California who wants to retain U.S. citizenship but stay in California, has to be treated every bit as well by the Mexican government as it wants its own illegals in the other 49 states to be treated by the U.S., and

2. Mexico promises never to embark on a nuclear weapons program.

Obviously there have to be more stipulations than this, so let’s see what I can come up with:

  1. The same diversity rules that applied before the handover would be maintained afterwards: if the DMV office in Torrance, for instance, currently has the driver’s test in Hmong, it would continue to do so.
  2. There will be no penalty for referring to Baja California as simply “Baja.”
  3. The Mexicans have to keep Schwarzenegger.

Suggestions are solicited.


  1. Kirk »

    6 October 2009 · 9:17 am

    They have to promise not to give it back once they discover that they can’t balance the budget, either.

  2. McGehee »

    6 October 2009 · 1:08 pm

    I think for Mexico’s pols the deal-breaker wouldn’t be the unbalanceable budget per se, so much as that there’s no room for a line-item for graft.

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  4. Lisa Paul »

    7 October 2009 · 11:32 pm

    We’d be a lot better off in California if all the people from the other 49 who came here would just leave. But we’ll keep the Mexicans. They are the hardest working people in show or any other business. When I’ve got grapes to pick, farm work to do, stone walls to build or any other hard manual work available, there are a line of Mexicans willing to do the job quickly, beautifully and with a smile. The people on the street with the “Will Work for Food” signs. Not so much. I’ve asked them. And when they hear I want them to pick grapes in 104 degree Sonoma sun, they say they’ll stay on their corner.

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