Perry (Pat Sullivan/AP)As the exclamation point in the title suggests, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is angry in his book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington --or let's say "passionate"--about state governments losing the battle for control with the federal government. In less than 200 pages, the Republican presidential candidate finds fault with almost every federal institution in existence.
There will be several standards by which to judge Perry during his campaign for the presidency, but the bar he sets in his manifesto will by far be the most difficult one for him to live up to. His vision for the role of the federal courts, the Congress and the president is so narrow that it will be hard for him to avoid charges of hypocrisy every time he even thinks about moving the White House furniture. He lays the foundation for an extremely limited presidency, of the sort arguably not seen since the era of Calvin Coolidge.Read More »from Perry’s book advocates a limited role for the president and the courts