When we first started HerKentucky, it was for the purpose of celebrating the Bluegrass State, not to tear down other states. For nearly five years, I've tried to stick to that plan. Buuutttt....
I've got a little bone to pick with Illinois.
Illinois is a perfectly lovely state. It's the home of the "world's most beautiful drive." It's the home of Superman. And Ronald Reagan. But you know what it's not? The Land of Lincoln. I don't care what their license plates say.
Abraham Lincoln was born 207 years ago today in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He married a Lexington girl.
And, he never forgot how important the Commonwealth was to his political strategy.
Here's to the birthday boy, Abraham Lincoln, the original hipster.
And don't be sad, Illinois. "Reagan's still pretty good" would look nice on a license plate.
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