We’ve just gotten comment from Gov. Perry’s press spokesman on the governor’s apparent interest in seceding from the union. It’s pretty vague but basically it seems like he’s saying no need to secede for now. But in the future, who knows. Basically it was vague blah, blah sort walking back the controversy but not actually denying or walking back from anything. We’ll have the details shortly.
Late Update: Chris Matthews has Tom DeLay on Hardball and they’re going back and forth on Perry’s flirtation with taking Texas out of the United States. DeLay did admit that secession is against the law and can’t happen. But after saying that he actually seems pretty into the idea. And now they have a clip for Rush getting on the bandwagon too. From it seems like the Republicans, now centered heavily in the South, have found their issue to come back into power in the US — building up a head of steam to leave the country altogether.
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