Rick Perry On Fox News: "We're Spending Most Of Our Time In The Courthouse Suing The Federal Government "

Rick Perry dropped by Fox News early this morning to let Steve Doocy know just how happy he is to be your governor. In less than five minutes, he also managed to find the time to diss the feds and defend the voter ID law.

Doocy asked if Perry would accept an offer to be Newt Gringich's vice president (because on Fox News, Newt Gringich becoming president is entirely plausible).

"Lemme see," Perry replied. "Texas governor versus V.P. The balance on that one isn't even close. I would suggest to ya that's deep in the rumor category. I got a better gig where I am, thank you."

Perry also referenced his recent feuds with the Obama administration over the voter ID issue and, well, damn near everything else.

"Texas has decided appropriately to sue the federal government over their encroachment into what is clearly a state's sovereign right to decide how to protect the sanctity of the voting booth," he said. "That's what we're doin' here. Democrats and Republicans in the state of Texas support the idea of having good, clean, transparent elections. That's what having a voter identification law is all about. This administration has gone after Texas over the Women's Health Program, voter ID, the Clean Air Act. We're spending most of our time in the courthouse suing the federal government and their encroachment of the 10th Amendment rights of the state to decide its future for its citizens."

Perry signed off with a playful (or something) admonishment to Doocy to "Come down and check on your daughter at SMU." We suddenly have cold chills.

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