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A New TN Idea for Coping With Federal Situation — Corporate-sponsored ecession

The start of a Scott McNutt satire piece:
Even if President Barack Obama and congressional leaders resolve the United States’ budget crisis, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he is prepared to act if the nation defaults on its debt in the future.
The governor’s idea? Corporate-sponsored secession.
“If the U.S. government defaults on its debt obligations, Tennessee is prepared to move quickly to sell itself to the highest corporate bidder,” Haslam explained. “We think we’d go for a pretty penny.”
Haslam added that the idea of seceding in case of U.S. debt default occurred to him because “there was already so much interest in secession,” referring to some of his rivals in last year’s governor’s race and some state legislators who floated the idea.