Texas Republicans Versus New York
Governor Rick Perry has been on the warpath against other states. He’s taken out radio ads in Illinois, California, and New York trying to convince businesses to move to deep in the heart of Texas.
Well, one New Yorker had enough — namely Lewis Black of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart fame. In this hilarious bit titled Don’t F*ck with New York, he gets dozens of New Yorkers to give Texas the finger and say defamatory things about the Lone Star State.
“He’s the gift who has no idea he keeps giving,” said Black about Perry.
Earlier this year, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Perry in the governor’s mansion, used campaign money to take out ads in New York inviting its gun owners to move to Texas. The state passed sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
“Texas is better than New York, and New York just gave us another excuse to say that,” he said.
Now, other New Yorkers have taken a cue from Black, including whoever started the New York Better Than Texas webpage (funded by New Yorkers who think Texas blows).