Dep’t of Rude, Idle Questions

After Texas secedes, will Rick Perry still be eligible to be President?

Seriously, though: if a Democrat had said – and repeated – something that earth-shatteringly stupid and unpatriotic, none of the Serious People would take him seriously as a candidate, and therefore he would never become a serious candidate. But as far as I can tell, no national reporter or pundit has even mentioned Perry’s threat since the Great Mentioner started to mention him for President.

[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

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Mark Kleiman

Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at the New York University Marron Institute.