From Rod Dreher's Crunchy Con blog:
Texas is Texas
The European Union has asked the state government of Texas to implement a death penalty moratorium. This just came via e-mail from Gov. Rick Perry's office, in response:
"230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most horrible crimes committed against our citizens. While we respect our friends in Europe, welcome their investment in our state and appreciate their interest in our laws, Texans are doing just fine governing Texas."
That's not gonna cost Ol' Rick many votes, just so you know.