Tuesday, February 08, 2005

I Didn't Even Know a 'State of the County' Address Existed

What do you say in an all-important State of the County address?

If you are Summit county executive Jim McCarthy, you say that your county should secede from the state of Ohio:
"I wasn't kidding when I said sometimes I think we ought to be a separate state," McCarthy told reporters after his speech. "If we can get out from underneath the onerous policies of the state of Ohio, I believe Northeast Ohio can grow on its own. We have the smartest business folk. We have the smartest political folk. We have the political will and courage to do it."
I couldn't make some of this stuff up if I tried.