Joseph Duggan is a former speechwriter for the first President Bush (now there’s a challenge) who is a visiting professor at TecnolÃ³gico de Monterrey in Mexico City. He was kind enough to send me his interview with ex-president Vicente Fox, published today by the American Spectator, and added a thought: If the Guv wants Texas to secede from the U.S., there’s another country thatÂ may like to have us:
I would estimate that about 5Â percent of Mexican citizens live in Texas already (as many as 15 percent of MexicanÂ citizensÂ live somewhere in the USA). Since we love limited government, there could be a rotating presidency as in Switzerland.Â Â For six months the “canton” of Texas could have the presidency, another six months, the Bajio region of Mexico, then the YucatanÂ peninsula, and so forth.
Dumb idea? It’s true that in the realm of dumb ideas, Rick Perry is usually the master*. But if we’re going to start entertaining them, we might as well include them all.
* I do have to admit that I like Perry’s support of the 10th Amendment. Just because it’s dead as a doornail, doesn’t mean it always has to be. That said, there are a few problems with Perry’s new-found Constitutional purity. Like, why didn’t he bring it up when W was president?