After GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry announced that he was leaving the race, the population of Texas also made an announcement of their own. “We have no interest in Perry returning, so we are proposing a secession from the governor.”
Ironically, this idea was influenced by Perry’s 2009 plan for Texas to secede from the rest of the United States. A representative of the Perry campaign said that the governor “officially had no comment, but vowed to look up the word ‘irony’…”
“No one really wanted him to become the Republican front-runner,” commented one Texan, “but we also didn’t want him to return – it has been a very difficult time for us.”
Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney scored higher than Rick Perry among Conservative Texans in recent polls, demonstrating that even supporters of Perry’s party felt he was not the right choice for the presidency, or in one member’s words, “deserving of the air we breathe.”
Texas members of both political parties will be forming a coalition called Rick Perry Don’t Go Home!, but there is already talk of a division amongst the union.
“We also want to add a provision, demanding that George W. Bush should join him,” one Democratic Texan said.