Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bag of Severed Heads Left Near Mexican School

Texas Governor Rick Perry's camp immediately takes responsibility

Five severed heads were left in a bag near a Mexican primary school, the latest example of the ruthless violence plaguing the country. Authorities speculate the cloth bag, found near an Acapulco resort, is connected to Mexico's growing drug violence, or to a stunt to rebuke charges Texas Governor Rick Perry is soft on illegal immigration.

"To think that Rick Perry isn't ready to protect our borders is simply wrong.", insists supporter Bebe Rodgers. "This here sends the right message. As President, Rick Perry can do even more because he can eliminate federal interference. I'll personally strap on my gun and ride with him into Mexico next time." While the governor’s top aides publicly insist they have no plans for real or even symbolic changes to their campaign, the only pivot they’ll make, they have said, is to "become more aggressive".

This defiant response in the face of unsteady debate, and a decisive trampling in Florida's GOP straw poll, is a reflection of Perry’s own pugnacious style — the best defense is a good offense. In responding to his young campaign's first dose of adversity (allowing children of illegal immigrants to pay discounted tuition to Texas colleges), he's doing what he's always done: hit harder.

"You want to stop something? Leave a sackful of heads.", chuckles Arlen "Trout" Rodgers, Bebe's grandfather. "I'm not for sticking them on poles at the border, but a sackful next to a school will make people think won't it? Come into this country legally, or don't come in at all."

Local police also speculate the grisly find may have been connected to extortion threats against teachers. Some 140 schools have closed their doors in recent weeks due to frightened teachers going on strike, according to The Associated Press. With the government cracking down on the drug trade, gangs are turning to extortion, and last month dozens of teachers in Acapulco said gangs had threatened them with violence if they did not hand over half their salaries.

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