Ideological hijinks, bipartisan incompetence and outright corruption have infected state capitals — and mortified citizens — across the U.S. Is there a cure? We’re supplying a dose of satire; if you have a more effective therapy let us know.
If we've snubbed your state or left out a well-qualified candidate for our collection, please give us your nomination and your reasoning by leaving a comment below or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Until then, we'll just focus on our not-so-magnificent seven: Virginia, Illinois, California, New York, Tennessee, Arizona and Texas.
Click a state in the box below to learn more about the hijinks, incompetence and corruption in that particular state capital.