[Photo of Governor Goodhair - so dubbed by Molly Ivins - from AP at KCBY.com]
I'm constantly in awe of the fact that so many prominent Repugnicans are so damn dumb. Rick Perry, governor of Texas, who has threatened that Texas might secede from the union, is high on the list of dumbnuts.
Alex Koppelman at Salon notes that after appearing at a tea rally in his state, Perry told reporters that when Texas entered the union in 1845 "one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that."
Well, not quite. Koppelman notes that AP checked with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and found that Perry's statement is not true.
This tempest in a teapot, if you will, was discussed at The Last Chance Democracy Cafe, where it was noted some folks on the left believe that Texas leaving the union would be a good thing. It would mean the union would lose one of its largest bunch of recalcitrant right wing nogoodniks, and take a swing toward sanity!
"Besides, one can hardly help but be intrigued by any suggestion that would result in both Karl Rove and George W. Bush having to get a visa to enter the country. If Homeland Security does even a half-assed job, we should never have to see either one of them again."
What could possibly be wrong with that?
One of the more to-the-point comments made with regard to the post at The Last Chance Democracy Cafe came from "bettysdad," who said:
"I'm greatly looking forward to Texas seceding.
"After the paperwork is done, the US should go in and seize or destroy everything in Texas built by the Feds.
"Aided by the US, Mexico should invade Texas to reclaims it's [sic] stolen property.
"Then, Texas will be 'illegal aliens,' and will be dealt with appropriately."
Oh, and as The Last Chance Democracy Cafe suggests to Texas, "Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out!"
Koppelman here. Last Chance Democracy Cafe here.