Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu Death in Texas

Hypocrisy Alert: The first death from the Swine Flu to occur in the US happened today in Houston, TX. Republican Governor Rick Perry is now requesting help from the federal government:

“AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry today in a precautionary measure requested the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide 37,430 courses of antiviral medications from the Strategic National Stockpile to Texas to prevent the spread of swine flu. Currently, three cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Texas.” [San Marcos Record]

I wonder how Gov. Perry would be handling this crisis as the President of Texas had his state seceded by now. Isn't this the same guy who was on the record a few weeks ago saying, "I believe the federal government has become oppressive. I believe it's become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of its citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state."

If by "interference" he means providing medicine to his people that happen to share a border with the country that is the epicenter of this possible pandemic, then maybe he needs to rethink the whole secession thing, or at least find his antivirals from another source.

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