Secessionist GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry was asked yesterday about his inflammatory comments regarding Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. You know, the stuff about giving the chairman a Texas-style ass whippin' followed by execution for treason? According to the Wall Street Journal, Perry told reporters in Iowa, "I am just passionate about the issue, and we stand by what we said." So there you go, whiny liberals. That's how Rick Perry rolls.

[WSJ; Rick Perry with vegetarian corndog via Getty]