Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Jim Nintzel has an interview of Paul Eckerstrom, co-chair of Start Our State, in the Tucson Weekly today:
Attorney Paul Eckerstrom is one of the organizers of Start Our State, which is pushing for a proposition on the November 2012 ballot that would start the process of splitting Pima County from the rest of Arizona to form the 51st state. While the details still need to be worked out, Eckerstrom says Start Our State is planning a July 3 event that will feature bands, food and fun, along with a chance to sign petitions to put the question to voters. Save Our State must gather more than 48,000 signatures by July 5, 2012, to make the ballot. For more information, visit startourstate.com.
The Daily Show came to town to do a segment on you guys, but then let you know it wasn't going to air.
We were disappointed, because it was a lot of fun when they taped it, and a lot of people in the community were excited about it.
Did they say why they spiked the segment?
I guess when they edited it, it didn't come off as funny enough. I guess we were so serious, and our issue is so important, that they couldn't make fun of us.
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