Governor Rick Perry responds to European critics of the death penalty:
“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.”Yes, we are. Thank you. Just last week, I cited this example of why I believe in the death penalty. The Europeans should just eat their crumpets and croissants in silence. When they criticize they make themselves look stupid.
H/T Glenn Reynolds