Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) won’t be the only 2012 presidential hopeful to weigh in on the topic of Texas seceding from the union. In the wake of President Obama’s reelection victory, conservatives submitted several sore loser petitions to a White House website permitting citizens to petition the Obama Administration and receive a response if they garner at least 25,000 signatures on their petition. A petition calling upon the administration to “[p]eacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government” received the required signatures, and thus will receive a response. We anticipate the Obama Administration’s views on Texas secession will be very different than Mr. Perry’s initial sympathy for Texas secession — although Perry has since backed off that sympathy.