Texas Trumps Governor Moonbeam - John Fund - National Review Online
I wouldn't count California out just yet. Although it seems that they have truly painted themselves into a corner they have proven to be agile and inventive in the past.Texas governor Rick Perry knows how to start a rumble. Last week, he spent a mere $24,000 on radio ads in California, urging firms there to move to Texas, with its “zero state income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations, and fair legal system.” The ad goaded Governor Jerry Brown into telling reporters that Perry’s effort wasn’t news. “It’s not a burp,” he sneered. “It’s barely a fart.”
But his insult generated dozens of stories about the differences between Texas and California, playing into Perry’s hands. He begins a four-day barnstorming tour of California today, touting Texas’s virtues to business owners.
Nevertheless, it does the heart good to see the blue model of state government trashed in such a straightforward fashion.