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Seceding from Reality, Not from the Union

Apparently Governor Perry's warm up act of cynically embracing the 10th Amendment was just the beginning of his contrived pandering. Yesterday at the Austin Tea Party, the Governor brought his A-game and took the nuttiness to a whole new level. From the Huffington Post:

"There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."

He said when Texas entered the union in 1845 it was with the understanding it could pull out. However, according to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas negotiated the power to divide into four additional states at some point if it wanted to but not the right to secede.

Only in Texas can a Governor openly sympathize with the infantile and historically false fantasy of a statewide temper tantrum and be applauded for it. Real patriotic, isn't it?

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