It seems like all the sane (relatively speaking) politicos are in the Rocky Mountain states these days.
All I can say is that the most sane states seem also to have the most libertarians.
Map created by Reason.com
This is pretty ugly stuff. Western Journalism reports that former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer strong armed one company, Stillwater Mining Company, into making him chairman at $181,000/year (though he had no experience in the mining industry) and into granting him over $660,000 worth of stock. Schweitzer then allegedly tried to pull a similar thing with a second company, Mines Management Inc., which told the former governor to take a hike. Schweitzer then allegedly initiated a PR campaign designed to damage the stock price of the company.