In light of my post from December 26, I found this article to be interestingly timed. If states truly were to begin seceding, how ironic it would be that it should take place during the administration of a president who goes to great lengths to liken himself to Abe Lincoln. According to the article, nine state office candidates favor secession.

SHELBURNE, Vt. — Peter Garritano thinks it’s time for Vermont to call it quits with America.

The way the 54-year-old automobile salesman sees it, the “empire” is about to implode, and tiny Vermont can lead the way by becoming its own independent republic. So he’s running for lieutenant governor, topping a slate of secession-minded candidates seeking statewide offices this year.