Well, Shep, according to Gallup, Arkansas isn't the worst state to live in.
It's the fifth worse. Low life expectancy, everybody smokes, everybody's obese, high rate of depression, diabetes, strokes and heart attacks, low incomes, half the population is on public assistance and has no self esteem, etc, etc, etc. At least you beat out Mississippi and a couple of the other usual suspects. Surprisingly, South Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana were ahead of you this time and I have always thought of those as real hell holes.
What's your excuse this time, "drive by media," "elitist northern carpet baggers," "Obama," or the "liberal press?"
Remember, Gallup is the one who guaranteed you a Romney sweep of the midwest last year. so we know that they are a reliable source.