Monday | May 12, 2003
New Mexico AG has fun at Texas' expense
Ha ha! Texas governor Rick Perry, desperate to drag hiding Democrats back into Austin to pass DeLay and Rove's re-redistricting plan, asked New Mexico for permission to send in Texas rangers to arrest those Dems hiding in that state.
NM's attorney general, Dem Patricia Madrid, slapped Perry around something good:
Her comments came after Gov. Rick Perry's office asked New Mexico whether it would allow Texas officials to make arrests in that state. Madrid said the question is being researched. But she wasn't taking it all serious.Don't tell my wife, but I think I'm in love.
Update: Hmmm, the rebel Dems have been found in Oklahoma, and are surrounded by Texas troopers. However, they don't have the authority to make arrests in that state, and Oklahoma's (Dem) governor is refusing to help. So now Texas Republicans are trying to bring the Feds in to do their dirty work.
So let's think about it -- Texas Gov. Perry wants Bush to arrest Texas Democrats and drag them back to Texas to make quorum. The Feds entry into this battle would be a HUGE escalation of the conflict. But given that Rove is the architect behind this whole mess, it makes things that much more interesting.
Political theater indeed!Posted May 12, 2003 07:11 PM | Comments (67)