Comment of the Day: The Tea Party and Secession

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

Yesterday we noted how State Rep Leo Berman, the man who's introduced a birther bill, is sponsoring a rally on the capitol steps that calls for Texas to secede from the Union.

Berman told us he was just allowing the group to be heard and did not agree with secession, and that he would do the same for any group, except pro-choice people.

One of our readers wondered why other Texas Republicans didn't put Berman straight.

Puzzleguy1 wrote:

I would have thought that by now, our state's AG would have quietly told Berman to smarten up and stand down. But doing any such thing would require that Abbott run the risk of offending members of the Texas Tea Party. That's a non-starter.

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