The Gov., AKA Rick Perry, has not given up on his Presidential ambitions even after taking a drubbing during the Grand Old Party’s “Who Can Get Farthest To The Right” Primary Debates. Prior to his run for the 2012 nomination, The Gov. gathering support, was vocal on occasion supporting the Tea Baggers call to Texas Secession. Back in early 2009 The Gov. was a star of the Tea Baggers, telling them at a rally that secession might be a good idea.
Now that The Gov. can taste the possibility of winning the nomination in 2016, he has become sensible, ahem, and says he does not think secession is a good idea. Reminds me of “Etch a Sketch Romney”.
The Dallas Morning News reported that when asked his office gave the following response
“Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.”
I’m sure the Tea bagger partiers ain’t gonna be liking The Gov’s softer side.