Rick Perry, the Republican governor of Texas, is a real gem.
He trashed Obama’s stimulus program and refused to take millions of federal dollars from the program. (Don't need no Obama dollars in Texas.)
He opposed Obama’s efforts to reform health care on the grounds that Texans can do it better. (He’s done a helluva job so far: more than 25% of people in Texas have no health insurance, leading the nation in that dubious category.)
And Perry is so incensed at the big bad federal government, he has actually talked about the possibility of Texas seceding from the Union.
Take a good look at the photograph I found on a wonderful blog originating in Alaska called The Mudflats. It was taken at a Perry re-election rally. You just can't buy great advertising like that!