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Tom’s proposed constitutional amendment: BanTexan presidents!

Our nation’s two most wrongheaded wars were launched by Texans. This is not a partisan crack — LBJ was a Democrat, and George W. Bush a Republican. But it is a regionalist crack–the more I listen to Rick “Lynch Mob” Perry, the more I think we may need the following constitutional amendment: “No citizen of ...

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Our nation's two most wrongheaded wars were launched by Texans. This is not a partisan crack -- LBJ was a Democrat, and George W. Bush a Republican. But it is a regionalist crack--the more I listen to Rick "Lynch Mob" Perry, the more I think we may need the following constitutional amendment:

"No citizen of the state of Texas may be eligible to serve as president of the United States until five decades have passed since the end of the last war waged by a president from Texas."

More here from Abu "Multilateralists R Us" Muqawama.

Our nation’s two most wrongheaded wars were launched by Texans. This is not a partisan crack — LBJ was a Democrat, and George W. Bush a Republican. But it is a regionalist crack–the more I listen to Rick “Lynch Mob” Perry, the more I think we may need the following constitutional amendment:

“No citizen of the state of Texas may be eligible to serve as president of the United States until five decades have passed since the end of the last war waged by a president from Texas.”

More here from Abu “Multilateralists R Us” Muqawama.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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