NPR has a fascinating definition of ‘Southern,’ apparently.

It includes states like Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania: “a handful of southern Democrats joined Republicans yesterday to defeat president Obama’s choice to head the Justice Department’s civil rights division.”

Via Jonah Goldberg, who probably also knows that ‘Southern’ is NPR’s way of saying ‘damned crackers with their guns and religion and they’re probably all racists anyway.’  No, seriously.  You should hear how NPR pronounces the phrase ‘conservative white,’ for example: it’s darkly fascinating.

Moe Lane