Extra, extra!! Accomplice to murder makes baseless claims!!

This morning, after I read the article at TPM about hell freezing over [confidential to Sean Hannity: suuuuuure it was an " inadvertent mistake"], a link to another article caught my eye. From Politico:
Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of “punishing” Texas and being “hell-bent” on turning the United States into a socialist country.

Speaking at a luncheon for a Midland County Republican Women’s group, Perry said that “this is an administration hell-bent toward taking American towards a socialist country. And we all don’t need to be afraid to say that because that’s what it is.”

Obama. Socialism. Yawn.

However, the article goes on.
“Friday a week ago, I got not a phone call from Washington, not a letter from Washington and as a matter of fact, I don’t think any member of our congressional delegation was even notified. The first time we were contacted was by the superintendent of the school and the county judge of Presidio County,” Perry said.

“They said, ‘do you all know what’s fixin’ to happen?’ I said, ‘well, no. What’s going on?’ They said ‘the government has just called us and said for us to get ready for an influx of illegal aliens who were captured illegally crossing the border.’”

“It’s called the alien transfer-and-exit program,” Perry told the crowd, “trucking them from Nogales, past El Paso down to our western border in Presidio.”

The Texas governor said he sees the action as “punishing this state” and urged the assembled Republicans to “stand up” to Washington.

Oh, my! A call from "the government"??!? How very startling and important and plausible. (Because if there's one thing border patrol agents are known for doing, it's releasing illegal immigrants within the US border.) As if it weren't bad enough that Texans are forced to endure the torture of having to live in Texas, now they'll have to do it in the company of illegal immigrants. Curse you, "the government"!!

Now some might question the integrity of Rick Perry, what with his being complicit in the state-sponsored murder of a (quite probably) innocent man and then trying to cover it up. But not me. I'm sure "the government" really is shipping illegal immigrants into Texas, based solely upon the word of a morally bankrupt politician trying to get re-elected.

Update: Has Perry's claim been contradicted yet, you might ask? Mais oui!


  1. Eh? The article doesn't say if the illegals were released into Texas (unlikely) or sent to a facility in Texas before being repatriated to Mexico. If the former, Gov. Perry has quite the complaint, if the latter, he's doing what pols normally do, posing for the camera. I go with B, making this a tempest in a teapot. At best.

  2. This all makes me almost want to register for the Republican party in Texas just to vote for Kay Baily. I might not agree with her, but I have seen her dozens of times on Sunday morning talkies and don't recall ever hearing her say anything insane like Perry.

    by the way, the guy was certainly not guilty by anyones reasonable doubt. I saw his loathesome defense attorney swear he believed the guy was guilty (don't you know he poured lighter fluid on a carpet and thought it looked just like the one at the house, how is that for scientific evidence in Texas) from the get go without seeming to have any awareness that this might have affected his due dilligence.


  3. "he's...posing for the camera"

    Hmmm. I would have said "lying."

  4. Works for me... "he's doing what pols normally do, lying through his teeth."