Oh, I'm sorry, Texas governor whatcherface. Didn't you want your state to secede? Now you need federal help?
What a difference a couple of week makes.
Less than two weeks after raising the prospect of seceding from the union, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling on the federal government to come to his state's aid in the midst of the swine flu outbreak.
The San Marcos Record reports:
Gov. Rick Perry today in a precautionary measure requested the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide 37,430 courses of antiviral medications from the Strategic National Stockpile to Texas to prevent the spread of swine flu.
"As a precautionary measure, I have requested that medication be on hand in Texas to help curb the spread of swine flu by helping those with both confirmed and suspected cases of this swine flu virus, as well as healthcare providers who may have come in contact with these patients," said Gov. Rick Perry. "We will continue to work with our local, state and federal health officials to ensure public safety is protected."
Back on April 15, Perry was taking a rather different stance towards the federal government:
"There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "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, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."
He said when Texas entered the union in 1845 it was with the understanding it could pull out. However, according to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas negotiated the power to divide into four additional states at some point if it wanted to but not the right to secede.
Okay, so... first:
Texas should be given whatever it needs to protect itself from this thing.
The people of Texas shouldn't be punished because their governor is a snakeskin bootlicker.
That being said, what a joy it is to see someone have to eat crow so swiftly after being a pandering asshat. It was during the tea party stuff, where some Republicans were doing and saying anything they could to make it seem like they too, were trying to throw off the shackles of our DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT, SO WALK IT OFF YOU SILLY CRYBABIES.
Keep in mind, this is one of the same governors that told Obama to keep his stimulus money, you know, because he blah blah blah pander to the base yadda yadda yee-haw.
And now, here we are today.
So yes, give this fool whatever he needs to protect the people of his state.
It's not their fault he's a ten-gallon moron.
But it's true: They do everything bigger in Texas.
And that includes hypocrisy.