The article mentions several things I have talked about on this blog including the Diane Sawyer report on Central Appalachia and the governor's Come Home to WV program, which the husband of the Evil Twin's Wife works on. Guess I should just call him the Evil Twin, huh, ETW?
From the article:
The larger initiative includes temporarily revamping the state slogan (out: "Wild and Wonderful"; in: "Open for Business!"), plowing money into state universities and pushing through tax breaks to encourage in-state filmmaking.
That sounds like old info, doesn't it? Tell me, ETW, that they are NOT going back to the "Open for Business" stuff!
Maybe they just tacked on new information about the Diane Sawyer piece onto an older article.
It's always a bit disheartening to me to hear how other people perceive WV. It's such a beautiful state, with so many wonderful people!
I do have a problem with Manchin (who I am not a fan of) running down people in Pocahontas County with their Road Kill Cook-Off towards the end of the article. Just because we want people to see the beauty in WV doesn't mean we have to change everything about the state to match some white washed version of the rest of America.
Nor does it mean you have to run down your fellow West Virginians, Governor Manchin, who are probably also registered voters.
Just something to think about.
Thanks, Sis, for the article!
Update: I just read Buzzardbilly's take on the article. She's right on the money, as usual.