Well, that's the thing. Oregon is really more purple than blue. The more urban areas in Oregon, like Portland and Eugene, are really blue and their populations outnumber the rural areas of Oregon which tend to vote red. Even if the petition got enough signatures to make it on a ballot, it wouldn't be approved. Provided liberals have no interest in seceding.
I'm actually kind of torn on the issue. On the one hand, I would love to not have to deal with the psychotic tea party politicians from red states having a say on our laws. On the other hand, my immediate gut reaction to this is something along the lines of: CONSERVATIVE MELT DOWN!!!! RUN AWAY! That said, I don't think Oregon would survive on its own, so I'd probably vote no on it if it did make it to a ballot.
It really doesn't have much to do with that. Solid blue states have some petitions too. Conservative crazies can live anywhere. And I imagine if you're super conservative in a solid blue state, the crazy is only likely to be amplified.
A lot of these are using the new petition system that Obama unveiled at the White House website (ironically) that allows people to create and sign petitions there, directly.
So you have one bit of crazy hiding in MA? Petition from it. Etc.
The most hilarious part is that these people are all so stupid that you'll get multiple petitions from the same state, just for that extra bit of insurance that this will never go anywhere.