Tuesday, November 02, 2004


Well, I don't know who will be our President come January, but if it's Bush, lots of folks have promised to get out of town. Here's who we might lose:
  1. A whole bunch of hysterics to New Zealand, Canada, France, a cave, Italy and even suicide. (Check out the poll; Canada is the top vote-getter.)
  2. A whole bunch of Californians.
  3. Some "elderly! women."
  4. A columnist ("Some English-speaking havens look mighty appealing. Middle-earth—I mean, New Zealand—anyone?").
  5. Nanci Griffith.
As author Tom Wolfe explained:
I would vote for Bush if for no other reason than to be at the airport waving off all the people who say they are going to London if he wins again.
But I doubt we could hold them to their promises. Luminaries such as Eddie Vedder, Alec Baldwin and Robert Altman all promised to skedaddle in 2000 if Bush won, and we're still stuck with them.

UPDATE: I see Ann Coulter says she'll ditch NYC for Utah (or Idaho) if Kerry wins. But it seems all the righties expect to be staying stateside even if The Worst Happens.


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