Howard Dean is a New Yorker
No wonder I like this guy--I'm also an ex-New Yorker living in New England. Got this article
. Favorite excerpt:
He enjoys watching New Yorkers’ attitudes change when they discover he’s not a hick from the state of Ben & Jerry’s. “New Yorkers are tough; they want to know what you’ve got,” says Dean. “But I’ve never had people open their hearts to me more than when they discover that my wife is Jewish and I’m from New York. They look at you completely differently. It’s flabbergasting.”
That sums up New York attitude right there--you're a hick until we say you're not a hick. My girlfriend says that I look down to non-NY'ers, but what does she know--she's from New Jersey.