Monday, November 16, 2009

Senators Draw Home States

We all know that Sen. Al Franken can draw all 50 states from memory, but can your U.S. Senator draw your state? To help kick off Geography Awareness Week, National Geographic invited all 100 U.S. Senators to draw a map of their home state from memory and to label at least three important places. It seems only eleven twelve of them were brave enough to give it a try, including Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Susan Collins of Maine:

Michael Enzi of Wyoming also participated, but I think those square states are just too easy...

HT to Marilyn Terrell

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At Tuesday, November 17, 2009 , Blogger Marc said...

A minor nit: I believe 12 senators (from 11 states) gave this a try - two from Georgia.

At Wednesday, November 18, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Right you are. Thanks for the nit!

At Thursday, November 19, 2009 , Blogger elmhurst erik said...

What a great collection! I'm very happy that my senator, Dick Durbin, drew Illinois. He did a pretty good job. Illinois is one of the nicest shaped states.

The Georgia drawings are hilarious! They're not even close. They completely ignored the very distinct skew that makes Georgia unique.

All the other states look surprisingly quite nice.


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