02 January 2013

Rick Perry keeps the Texas death house busy

Texas Governor Rick Perry ended 2012 with 15 executions under his belt for the year, bringing his total in office to a record number of 253. (By comparison, George W. Bush oversaw a mere 152 executions during his time as governor.)

Given how Perry bragged about his execution record during a presidential primary debate last year, I'll bet he savored each and every one of them.

And I'll bet he hasn't made any New Year's resolution to change his bloodthirsty ways. Already, the 2013 execution schedule is rapidly filling up, beginning with a January 29th date for Kimberly McCarthy.

Somehow, Perry apparently thinks it makes sense to kill a killer in order to show that killing is wrong. As if two wrongs make a right.

But, as the much wiser Mahatma Gandhi once said, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

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