To please our friend Pete EU, perhaps we should demand a plebiscite from Puerto Rico to become a state or walk. I am sure the people of PR will be grateful for his championing of their freedoms and rights.
It was set up by the governor because President Obama said that the local status (colonial) should be included on the ballot. Otherwise, it wouldn't have been. It's like I said, it would be the same as if President Obama celebrated a referendum where the African Americans had two options to chose from: 1) Continue to be free or 2) Go back to slavery. This would be very indignant to say the least.
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).