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Will Perry bow to Berman?

State Rep. Leo Berman, who’s been threatening to run for Governor so he can personally deport anyone who looks like an undocumented immigrant, is now offering a deal to Governor Perry where he’d drop out and endorse the Governor in return for everything he’s ever wanted.

Berman said he told Perry over lunch that he wanted the incumbent governor to agree to support four issues Berman felt passionately about.

“He’s going to let me know and if he can agree with the four issues and he can actually accept them as his own, then I’ll step out of the race and endorse him for reelection as governor,” Berman said.

Berman, a former Arlington city council member, said he asked Perry to:

–agree to have Texas join a consortium of states that challenge any federal legislation that violates a states’ 10th amendment rights.

–sign on, as governor, to a federal lawsuit Berman said he expects the state of Montana to file challenging the federal government’s regulation of intrastate commerce, such as guns that are manufactured in a state and only sold to residents of that state.

–order all state agencies to remove illegal residents from any state benefit programs

–arrange for the department of homeland security to train some state law enforcement workers so that they are legally able to enforce immigration law.

Berman said he might accept Perry declining to support one of the four requests if Perry convinces him that one of the requests is unconstitutional.

“He’s got the money and I don’t have the money,” Berman said. “I’ve got a lot of grassroots support but he’s got pretty good name recognition.”

“Nice little campaign you’ve got there, Governor. Be a shame if something were to happen to it.” I can’t wait to hear what Perry tells him. Harold Cook has more.

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  1. […] other words, Perry bowed to Berman. The State Rep dictated the terms to the Governor. Way to show him who’s in charge here, […]