Meanwhile, Perry blames the Feds for not closing the border in his state. Typical Tricky Rick tactic, trying to have it both ways.
You think the federal government has something to do with the nations border? It is more federal than state.
Rick Perry groupies basically have two talking points:
1) EVERY controversal issue on the planet (gay marriage, abortion on demand, etc.) is the SOLE responsibility of the states and can be magically resolved if we simply "send it back to the states" and wash our hands of it. (worked great for slavery, didn't it?). However, the EXCEPTION to this rule is Texas' ability to secure their OWN border. According to Rick Perry groupies, that is COMPLETELY the federal government's job and Rick Perry shares absolutely NO blame for the zillions of illegals living comfortably in his state! Texas has NO right to pass an AZ-style immigration law. The buck DOESN'T stop there!
2) No one's record is perfect. Therefore, if you criticize Perry's record in ANY way because he did a mediocre job, you're a "purist" who wants "perfection". However, the EXCEPTION to this rule is that Sarah Palin's endorsement record IS perfect and if she endorsed someone for Governor, that makes them the ideal Presidential candidate and the second coming of Reagan. NO ONE may question Sarah Palin's endorsements (forget about that little endorsement she made for McCain's re-election last year)
Schizophrenic bunch, aren't they? ;-)