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This week is Geography Awareness Week (November 15-21, 2009). As part of the week’s celebrations, National Geographic invited all 100 U.S. Senators to draw a map of their home state from memory and to label at least three important places. Sadly, only 11 Senators responded, but some, like Richard Durbin of IL, did so with humor and historic knowledge. I guess not all Senators are as geographically adept as Al Franken, who can freehand draw the entire US surprisingly well.