I really didn’t think this Tea Party business could get any better. You can, I’m sure, see why I would feel this way. What could be better than wingnut yahoos LARPing it up to remind the American public that these people should never, ever, ever be allowed any influence in public life ever again, except as objects of ridicule. Somehow, I never thought that prominant Republican politicians would actually join in the cosplay. Oh happy day!
[Texas governor Rick “GoodHair” Perry] had appeared at a tea party rally in his state at which some audience members reportedly shouted “Secede!” The subject came up again when he spoke to reporters afterwards. “Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that,” Perry said. “My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that.”
Who knows, indeed; who dares to dream? Palin/Perry 2012 – “We’re Taking Our Toys And Going Home”? Even with such raptures now so tantalizingly plausible, it is, in some ways, the simple degradations that would give me the most joy. Yes, I still want to see the giant papier–mâché puppets. What can I say? The heart wants what it wants.