In Which I Become a Republican

By James Fallows

At least for purposes of admiring the panache and "a dish best served cold" gleeful nastiness of today's proclamation by Gov. John Kasich, Republican of Ohio, that the Dallas Mavericks and their friends, family, and fans are all Honorary Ohioans.

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The second and third Whereas clauses are where the knife is twisted, with joy. I thought this was a hoax when I first heard about it (via Politico's James Hohmann), but it's right there, on the splash page of Kasich's official site. PDF of the proclamation, suitable for printing at home, is here. It's nice to see a whole state that can bear a grudge. Maybe next year's license plates can say, "Ohio: The Buckeye Schadenfreude State."

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