Texas Governor Rick Perry said today that, if elected President, he would put in motion a secession plan for the nation's capitol, Washington, D.C. The recently announced presidential candidate hinted several years ago that Texas could secede should the Federal Government become too burdensome. "I believe it's best if Washington leaves the Union," said Perry. "This would allow the 50 states to become independent entities with their own armed forces and tax rates, which in the case of Texas would be zero. And since everyone over age 5 has a gun, every Texan's security is a done deal."
MSNBC reporter Chuck Todd challenged Perry's plan, saying that the Constitution would prohibit secession. Perry responded by accusing Todd of being a "spokesman for liberal extremism and a secular humanist, the most ungodly mix imaginable. Besides, the good old boys on the Supreme Court are on my side. If they had the balls to call corporations 'individuals', they sure as hell won't hesitate to call the states 'countries'."
Michelle Bachmann, the Tea Party's poster babe, quickly signed on to Perry's plan: "I only wish I thought of it first. Just think, in one fell swoop we could eliminate Social Security, Medicare, the EPA, and all those other boondoggles. Plus I wouldn't have to listen to that queer Barney Frank and his rants about the middle class. The middle class is just fine. They have their NASCAR, McDonalds, and Wal-Mart, everything for the good life."
Perry said that all government programs would be turned over to the private sector, which would eliminate the need for lobbyists: "Those K-Street types would no longer have to bribe Congress with campaign money. Katy, bar the door! Think how much this would add to the bottom lines of all the oil companies in my state."