Will focuses on Puerto Rico's 49-year-old Republican governor, Luis Fortuno, who says that most Puerto Ricans are culturally conservative. He seems to think that Puerto Ricans might actually vote in favor of statehood, notwithstanding a vote of 50-46 against it in a 1998 referendum.
Fortuno went to law school at UVa.
Will's article includes this funny description of the US's involvement in the Spanish-American War:
The United States acquired Puerto Rico 112 years ago in the testosterone spill called the Spanish-American War. Before another century passes, perhaps Puerto Ricans' ambivalence about their somewhat ambiguous status can be rectified to the advantage of Republicans.I love the phrase "testosterone spill" - that is historically exactly right. And we continue to spill the testosterone (in other parts of the world) one hundred years later.