Here's a guy who said secession should be an option for states as recently as November of 2010, who thinks states should be in charge of Social Security and Medicare, and has balanced the Texas state budget with federal funds while refusing to take federal funds. Yep. that's Texas Governor Rick Perry, current head of the Republican Governors' Association, and wingnut extraordinaire.
This valiant break-up-the-federal-government hardcore states rights guy is now considering some new options, like...running for President in 2012?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he will consider a run for the Republican presidential nomination.
"I'm going to think about it" after the Texas legislative session ends on Monday, Perry told reporters in Austin after a bill signing. Perry added, "But I think about a lot of things."
Perry's remarks come on the heels of a Fox News interview this week in which he admitted that he is "tempted" to run for president.
"Oh, I can't say I'm not tempted, but the fact is this is something I don't want to do," Perry said.
For all of our sakes, let's hope he doesn't want to do it so much he drops the idea altogether. Though I confess this much: It would be very entertaining to watch Perry, Bachmann and Sarah Palin "debate".