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Also Available: Moon Mayor, Senator from the Moon - We're All Mad Here
You can tell I'm mad because I have straw in my hair.
Also Available: Moon Mayor, Senator from the Moon
Recently, Newt Gingrich announced his intention to have a permanent American base on the Moon by the year 2020. He wasn't entirely clear on why, but I suspect the answer goes something like this: "Because it's the Moon." It's possible that he gave some other reasons, too, but if we're being honest, we know it all boils down to that. And while many people are making fun of Gingrich for floating this ridiculous idea, I think that the naysayers are failing to consider one important point.

Gingrich has suggested that should the Moon colony's population exceed 13,000 people, it would be able to petition for statehood. This means that you, personally -- or more importantly, me, personally -- could become the governor of the Moon.

Now, I don't know what it's going to cost to travel to the Moon. And running a political campaign is never cheap. Assuming Gingrich's plan succeeds, I've got eight years to save up, though -- and if it doesn't, I've got even longer. In any case, this is definitely something worth aiming for.

It will mean sacrifices. My private island is probably going to have to get put on hold, maybe indefinitely. There's still hope for it in the future, of course, but I imagine that commuting from the Moon is going to be somewhat pricey; I might do better to just rent some island space on my trips back to Earth. If I make the right political connections, I could probably even get other island owners to lend me the use of their getaways, allowing me to save my money for expanding my lunar mansion.

In fact, if I can just get enough of my friends to move to the Moon with me, I'll have the benefits of a private island -- only people I like, I get to run the place, not a lot of people stopping by -- and the title of Moon governor. That would be the best of both worlds.

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