California is too big to govern, according to one Tim Draper. He has a "plan" to divide it into six states, to make it more manageable. One of the obvious issues with Draper's lines it that they are tailor-made to put more Republicans in the US Senate – at a time when the Republican party has shown itself to be sadly lacking in ideas or any intention to make the government actually function. Another problem is the notion that we would be better off in enclaves of mostly people who think like us. Diversity, IMAO, is a good thing, getting along with people you disagree with is where we should be headed, not getting away from them. And anyway, some of us do not make ideology our be-all-and-end-all. I concede that California has issues. Hey, so does Colorado, and Kentucky, and Texas. I am not convinced that full-on Balkanization is any kind of credible approach to dealing with them. Finally, Draper shows a serious lack of imagination in naming the new states. Jefferson, yeah that one I could accept, after all, we have no states that start with "J". But what about the other unused letters? The counties forming his "Silicon Valley" state should be called "Estancia", or maybe "Electronica", so that we could have a state that starts with "E", which has long been a major oversight in this country. The Sacramento Valley region, to Sonoma county, could be called "Zinfandel". The San Joachin region up to the Nevada border would be "Yosemite". And the big Southern California region could be the state of "Que" (either the Spanish word for "What" or, for the many Asian residents there, the English word for a Chinese braided ponytail). And no one really wants Orange County, it could be the state of BFE. Or we could just leave California be.