November 4, 2004

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
Just Folks

The coach of any youth soccer league can tell you the secret of success if Democrats want to change the electoral college map: Spread out, kids, spread out. There are simply too many of the key Democratic blocs living in too few places. They have to take a cue from Philip Roth's new book, which imagines a program called "Just Folks" in which Jews are resettled from the cities to the heartland so they can become acculturated. No: Jews, and gays, and blacks, and feminists have to pick up and move in bunches to the swing states to acculturate the folks there in their citified ways. The Jews can have Florida, gays might enjoy Ohio, and African-Americans can put down roots in Colorado. Cue the Beverley Hillbillies theme song; You're a'movin' to the panhandle!


Welcome aboard! As noted earlier, Andrew Silow-Carroll is joining us as a guest-blogger here.

Posted by: Reb Yudel at November 4, 2004 8:56 PM
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