Straight outta Iowa. California has identity crisis

Once the West Coast glowed with prosperity and was the harbinger of hip new things. Now it’s in the grip of recession and repression. California’s cool has been stolen by, of all places, Iowa.

Iowa was the first state to vote for Obama in the primaries, is huge on renewable energy like wind power and biofuel, and just peacefully ok’ed gay marriage. Meanwhile, California is broke and fractured politically.

We hail our new Iowan cultural overlords.