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Pennsylvania Turnpike Blues

Pennsylvania Turnpike Blues... Tell me which exit shall I choose?

The lyrics seem tailor-made for the dilemma facing Keystone State voters this week — Singer Kate McGarrigle alerted us to this song, "Pennsylvania Turnpike Blues." It was actually written way back in 1971 by one Alex Shoumatoff. If that name rings a bell, you may know his work better as a journalist for Vanity Fair. He's posted the full back story on the song, a video featuring vintage PA postcards, and thoughts about the song's current significance on the Vanity Fair website.