These silly things never make it through Round One, but every few years somebody else comes up with this great idea.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Supporters of one long-shot bid to make California an independent nation ended their effort on Monday, while another group said it will launch a new campaign for a statewide vote next year.
It certainly didn't help that the president of "Yes California" actually lives in Russia, has a Russian wife, and has made it clear that he despises America. Taken together, it sort of puts a damper on the whole secession campaign. So he's out, the California Nationhood measure has been withdrawn, and supporters of secession are trying to regroup.
This comes as no surprise, though it does disappoint those of us who really wouldn't mind seeing most of western California go away. Especially Hollywood.