Kathryn Jean Lopez, on Cheney’s inbred West Virginians joke:

Honest question. I’m from New York City so I have no idea. If you’re from Wyoming, you can make jokes about West Virginia, can’t you? I know a New Yorker absolutely can’t make jokes about West Virginia. And I know a West Virginian can make jokes about a New Yorker. But if you’re from Wyoming, aren’t you — if you’re name isn’t Cheney, at least — part of the normal-American club and it’s all good?

I think it’s okay to make fun of the inbred if your family tree doesn’t branch.  I’d like to make fun of Ms. Lopez here, but I don’t think it would be “all good” unless I lobotomize myself first.

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