If the Upper Peninsula Becomes the 51st State, Will it Still Export Pasties?
Doesn't Marquette County Commissioner Mike Quayle have anything better to do?
Quayle has done what any number of Yoopers have done before him -- raise the idea of making the U.P. the nation's 51st state.
"It would be kind of interesting to see what kind of government we could form up here," he told the Free Press. "Maybe we could be a showcase for the rest of the United States."
Right. Here is why this will never happen:
She state Legislature must approve secession, and then Congress must OK a 51st state.
Maybe the U.P. could join forces with another wintery place that talks separation a lot but never pulls the trigger -- Quebec.