A thought just occurred to me. Conservative blogger Xrlq started out (when I started following him) in liberal California, bemoaning his status as a left coast conservative. In 2006, he moved to Virginia, and lo and behold, Democrat Jim Webb defeated incumbent Republican George “macaca” Allen in the Senate race that year. Then, in late 2007, he moved to North Carolina, which — I think you’ll see a pattern developing — favored Democrat Kay Hagan over incumbent Republican Elizabeth Dole in the Senate race. And as an added bonus, that state also went for Democrat Barack Obama.
I think there’s only one possible explanation: Xrlq is spreading liberalism wherever he goes. I’m not sure if he’s still somehow “contagious” from California, or if there’s something about his particular brand of conservatism that turns people toward liberalism (my money’s on the latter), but the effect is the same, and I like it.
So with that, I have a humble request for Xrlq: Would you kindly consider moving to Tennessee when Corker’s seat comes up in 2012?
Side note: I only just now, while looking for a time frame on the NC move, noticed that I won! 🙂