I have spent several years in Alabama, and I have tried hard to make the case that the stereotypes are mistaken. Getting an education in Alabama is not a contradiction in terms. We have teeth. I live in neighborhood where people of lots of different races, orientations, and points of view get along happily. I have never kissed Nick Saban--and I've never wanted to.
But one Alabama State Senator did punch another one today. Go figure.
Well, at least there's always Mississippi...
UPDATE: Video (with commentary) here