E.J. Dionne has a great piece on the truth about Massachusetts, disputing the myth about Masschusetts liberalism. The phrase “Massachusetts Liberal” seems designed to conjure up an image of a Chomsky-reading, anti-religion, gun-hating, elitist egghead PhD. And, sure, there are some of those but they are almost all Cantabrigians. Just a small sampling of the various reality tv shows out there, which always feature a Bostonian, would convince you that the stereotype is (mostly) unfounded.
With our Patriots winning the Superbowl, our Senator Kerry being the presumptive Democratic nominee and our Court mandating legalizing gay marriage, we’ll see how the rest of America feels about us Massholes. Gulp.