Back in 2009, half of the magician/comedy duo Penn & Teller, Penn Jillette gave Keene a ringing endorsement, saying “I should be in Keene, with the Free Staters”. He later weighed in support of Keene’s controversially named new restaurant, Pho Keene Great.
Now he’s openly discussing a possible migration to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project, in the possible event of Vegas dying due to the COVID crackdown:
"If COVID actually kills Vegas, I'll have the opportunity to move to #NewHampshire…. I know a lot of people in [the Free State Project]…. It's a good idea. Let's see where it goes."
— Free State Project ? (@FreeStateNH) May 11, 2020