What a bunch of whiners!
Ten Republican state senators in Washington have put forward a measure to ask President Bush "to create a new state east of the Cascades that would comprise 20 of the current state's 39 counties," the AP reports. The senators consider the Cascade Mountains to be an "indisputable wall between political ideologies," and thus wish to create the 51st state. "But even if the measure passes the Senate and House and is signed by the governor, the U.S. Constitution says that Congress, not the president alone, has the power to create a new state."
Especially laughable is the fact that Bush has no power to change state lines yet these yahoos apparently think he does!