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A new state organization, Leaving Oklahoma, has been formed in response to U.S. Rep. Ernest Istook’s run for governor here.
Leaving Oklahoma will raise money to help state residents relocate to another state if Istook is elected.
“We’re out of here if Iskook is elected governor,” said Leaving Oklahoma chairperson Lon Herschnickle. “Can you imagine what that religious nutcase will do to this place if elected. Oklahoma will become the first real theocratic state in the country. We will not live in a theocracy.”
An internal survey showed favorite relocation destinations for group members include Austin, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and parts of Canada. The group also hopes to play on the right-wing’s “love it or leave it” philosophy and raise money from conservatives as well as progressives.
“Here’s a chance for conservatives to put one of their grand clichés in action,” said Herschnickle. “We will ‘leave it’ in a second. We just need the cash for a couple months rent and groceries. And then it’s goodbye, Ernie. Take this state and shove it. We ain’t living here no more.”