The Secessionist's brave stand against the feds. (by Gage Skidmore)

Obviously, the Secessionist doesn’t understand that if the federal government helps Texas now, there would be no incentive for other states to avoid wildfires.

With more than 60 new wildfires raging across the state, including one that burned more than 210 acres in Stone Oak, Gov. Rick Perry left the presidential campaign trail Monday in South Carolina to address the public and organize requests for more federal aid.

More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed by the fires, more than all other fires this year combined have destroyed, officials said.

More federal aid? Can’t Texas take care of itself?

Well, I sure hope he also called for offsetting budget cuts to pay for our bailout assistance.

Kidd and Perry said they expect the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be involved in recovery efforts by tomorrow, offering assistance to those whose homes and businesses have been lost.

ZOMG FEMA CAMPS!

Pretty easy to bash teh gubmint — until you need it.