1. “He’s from Texas.”
This was the response to David Letterman’s question “What do you think is wrong with Dan Rather?” many years ago. As if being from Texas was an insult in and of itself.
Why? Because we’re all rednecks, toting our guns as we travel to church on horseback? Far from it. Yet the image persists. Why else would Norwegians come to know the word “Texas” as synonymous with crazy?