Opinions on directions on Earth Differ
Matthew Yglesias writes "But when it finally did come up for a vote only six northern senators voted against it—Byrd of West Virginia, Hickenlooper of Iowa, Goldwater of Arizona, Mechem of New Mexico, Simpson of Wyoming, and Cotton of New Hampshire."
I decided to object when I read that West Virginia was in the North (next Yglesias will claim that he personally lives in the North even though he lives South of the Mason Dixon line. But I mean two, not one but TWO, Northern states which border on Mexico.
Look I understand that kids these days don't know jack about geography, but that is weird.
Now it is very simple Matt. Without going down into anything really deep, "South" is a direction, "deep South" is a state of mind.