Rep. David Sanders (R-Little Rock) has introduced a bill to return the state’s marketing slogan to “Land of Opportunity” from its current one, “The Natural State.”
I think they’re both lame. A marketing slogan should differentiate your state. Every state would want to claim to be the “Land of Opportunity.” And “The Natural State”? It’s a punchline. Gov. Huckabee used to say that we call ourselves The Natural State, “and not because we all run around in the natural state.” Always got a laugh.
I suggested “Where the South Meets the West” to Sanders.
This is why people like Sanders stop being columnists and actually run for office.