Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wyoming - Why Must You Be So Cruel?

I'm still trying to intice someone from the great state of Wyoming to visit the blog for my "collect all 50 states" project.

Perhaps someone could get to know Wyoming governor Dave Freudenthal and inform him of my quest. Did you know that Dave has the highest approval rating of any state governor in the US? Great job, Dave!

Fun Wyoming facts: the state has not voted for a Democrat for President since 1964. I guess LBJ soured them on that. However, in the past 30+ years, a Democrat has been in the governor's mansion for all but 8 years. As for a black eye on the state: they voted Dick Cheney to represent them in Congress from 1979 to 1989 - and they only get one seat in the House!

The official state dinosaur (I didn't know the states could claim pre-historic beasts): Triceratops.

Movies filmed in Wyoming: Any Which Way You Can; Brokeback Mountain; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Rocky IV; and Starship Troopers.

Some writers who live (or used to live) in Wymoing: Annie Proulx (former Mainer); Lynne Cheney (author of the infamous lesbian book, Sisters [the lesbian angle was denied by the author], which for some unknown reason is available in its entirety at whitehouse.org); George Clayton Johnson (Logan's Run); and Warren Adler (The War of the Roses).

I'm going to keep trying, Wyoming. I haven't given up hope on you yet.

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