In the event you haven’t heard: 52 Texas House Democrats have broken quorum to protest a new redistricting measure being pushed through by the GOP majority. The Republicans control the House, but 100 members (2/3) must be present for any business to transpire.
Gov. Rick “Good Hair” Perry has dispatched the Texas Rangers to arrest the wayward Dems, which of course only works if they were foolish enough to stay in Texas; reports this morning place them in Oklahoma, and even our last Governor knows that’s not part of Texas.
The best part of this whole affair may well be the New Mexico Attorney General Patrica Madrid’s response to Perry’s request that she allow the Rangers to make arrests in her state (from this story):
Madrid said the question is being researched. But she wasn’t taking it all serious. “Some are speculating this request from the Texas Governor’s office concerns an effort to locate missing Texas House Democrats,” Madrid wrote. “If so, Texas should understand that since ski season is over, the Santa Fe Opera has not begun and President Bush was just in town, I don’t think they are in Santa Fe now. Nevertheless, I have put out an all-points bulletin for law enforcement to be on the look out for politicians in favor of health care for the needy and against tax cuts for the wealthy.”