In case anyone was wondering.

“Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it,” Frazier’s statement says. “But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas.”

Petitions seeking secession for more than two dozen states have been filed on the White House website asking the Obama administration to “peacefully grant” these states withdrawal so they can create their own government.

The Texas petition was filed on Friday and had more than 70,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning.

That’s some fun writing there, it makes it sound like the petitions are official things. They’re crankery encouraged by the Obama White House to trick people into thinking that they have some influence. They’re also probably data mining ops for the IRS or who knows what.

For what it’s worth, the next four years will be a time for governors to stand tall and defend their states. The Obama government is gearing up to roll over all opposition to its policies. States are obligated to defend their taxpayers and their constitutional authority. I’m not holding out much hope for most states, but Texas can be expected to continue defending itself as a part of the union.

In four years’ time, maybe the Republican Party will actually nominate one of these conservative governors who have successfully kept their states viable despite the storm coming out of Washington. Hey, a blogger can still dream.