> You might be interested to know, Podner, that Texas and
> perhaps other states have the option of splitting themselves
> up into several states, gaining two senators for each new
> state. My buddies in the Gov told me this a while. I believe
> it was part of the deal brining Tx into the Union.
I'm aware of Texas, and it was as part of annexation, but what other states can do that?
> Just imagine. Ten Phil Gramms instead of one.
> The mind reels.
Indeed. Or maybe a couple of Jim Hightowers from the State of Austin?
Joseph Noonan jfn1 at msc.com