"State Department calls Texas a foreign country."
Right-wing politicians, such as Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, have recently been flirting with the idea of Texas seceding in protest of President Obama’s economic policies. Some in the State Department, however, apparently believe that Texas is indeed its own nation. Al Kamen reports:
Texas has once again become an independent country! The State Department, listing the countries Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has visited and the frequent-flier miles she’s piled up (more than 50,000 so far), notes that she’s taken trips to Europe, the Netherlands, Mexico, the Middle East, Asia and Texas.
The site provides a breakdown of “trips by country” and includes Texas along with France, Germany, Japan, China and so on. Clinton’s trip to Texas on March 27 did not involve international diplomacy — there was a speech at a Dallas women’s forum and a stop in Houston to pick up an award.