Rick Perry comes out against Confederate flag license plate
I know there is a chance that Perry is only doing this because he somehow has a smart enough handler to give him some good advise.
It was, i think, the right and considerate thing to do.
As the Austin American Statesman’s Jason Embry reports, the plate has been proposed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, an ancestral history group that has been involved in litigation to display the Confederate flag in state buildings and on monuments around the country.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board has been considering the application for months. In April, the board deadlocked in a four-to-four vote on the plate, with another vote scheduled for next month.
On Wednesday, Perry broke his silence on the issue and said in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa’s Bay 9 News that he opposes the measure—an opinion that could very well shape the vote since the DMV board are all Perry appointees.
“That’s just a part of history … . You don’t need to scrape that wound again,” Perry said. “It just doesn’t need to happen.”
But Perry’s position could come back to haunt him in South Carolina, a key presidential primary state that has embraced its Confederate history and has approved its own license plate featuring the Confederate flag.