"The Republicans have the federal government -- for now. But we've got Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City (Bloomberg is a Republican in name only) and every college town in the country. We're everywhere any sane person wants to be. Let them have the shitholes, the Oklahomas, Wyomings, and Alabamas. We'll take Manhattan."
Dan Savage, The Portland Mercury (November 11, 2004)
Other good stuff from Savage's column.