New York Times columnist Gail Collins does an effective job today dissecting the bluster and over-the-top rhetoric of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a man who's looking less and less ready for prime time.
Perry, speaking Wednesday to the Tea Party bunch of anti-tax, anti-Obama, anti-everything folks in Austin, made lots of noise about Texas seceding from the U.S.
It was crazy talk, of course, and Collins nails Perry and his ilk for such irresponsible mouthing off, one of many hyperbolic statements made last week by the Tea Party types.
[W]hat about my country, right or wrong? Weren’t there complaints, some from Texan quarters, during the last election that Barack Obama seemed insufficiently up front about his love of country? Isn’t threatening to dissolve the union over the stimulus package a little less American than failure to wear a flag pin?
Very good question. Read the Collins column here.