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Friday, May 07, 2004
Oregon: Yahoo's new source for embarrasing news stories
Bob Packwood, Tonya Harding, the Jail Blazers, Tre Arrow, Ward Weaver the Portland Seven and now this and this.
The only time this state gets attention from the national press it's for something kooky and/or crazy. What sort of mental image comes to mind when someone in say NYC thinks of Oregon? Once upon a time it may have been an atypical lumberjack. Now I imagine it's an serial-killing, ice-skating lumberjack that hates capitalism, lusts after teenage girls and always forgets to take the tinfoil off their pot when going through airport security. At this point, the state's PR image has got to worse than even Arkansas' and Florida's. OK, maybe not Florida's....