Sir Charles announces his intention to run for governor of Alabama in 2014. Along the way, he discusses the issue of sociological rankings of his own and nearby states thusly:
"When asked if he was serious, the former Philadelphia 76er said, “I am, I can’t screw up Alabama.”
He added that his native state could only improve. “We are number 48 in everything and Arkansas and Mississippi aren’t going anywhere,” Barkley said.
It's a few years away; I could see myself moving back to Alabama by then. And he couldn't be much worse than the current political establishment there....