Thursday, May 12, 2005

The French explain West Virginia

New Roanoke Times editor Dan Radmacher's old newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, runs an editorial which turns to the French for an explanation of West Virgina's decline into red-state conservativism.

"In a long report titled 'What’s the matter with West Virginia?' the French newspaper [Le Monde] said the Mountain State has been pulled to the right by exaggerated patriotism, love of guns, Bible Belt fundamentalism, resentment of liberal intellectuals, and defense of the coal industry against environmentalism."

Well, at least they don't tawk with a accent. (hat tip to The Ombudsgod!"