WCSH -- An article published on GQ.com Friday attempts to discuss the pros and cons for keeping what writer Drew Magary calls the "most disturbing state in the United States."
It was published shortly after Governor Paul LePage held a news conference to discuss the controversial remarks he made at a town hall meeting in Bridgton Wednesday night.
Magary said he attended college in Maine, and can attest that "it is a legitimate state and that people live in it voluntarily."
"Maine is our most disturbing state," the article said. "It’s hardly America, really. Rather, it is a vast territorial wilderness of hill people, completely isolated from traditional American laws and customs. You can shoot a dog in Lewiston and no one will bat an eyelash. We should build a wall at its border to protect ourselves."
The writer even goes as far as saying that a key issue for voters leading up to the 2016 election should be the "planned expulsion of Maine from the United States."
"Look at it up there, just sitting there in a ratty sweater, being all weird and staring at you with its glass eye.," Magary wrote. "As someone who has been in Maine and fled it as quickly as humanly possible after graduation, allow me to give you a short list of reasons FOR and AGAINST keeping Maine in the United States."
So there you have it. Maine is a terrifying wasteland with little to offer us in the way of economic or intellectual resources, and we should sell it to Denmark for a tidy profit.