Exactly what we`ve been saying—from Politico covering the CNN/Tea Party debate:
Jon Huntsman took a slap at Rick Perry for opposing a border fence, saying, "For Rick to say you can`t secure the border I think is pretty much a treasonous comment."
He paused for effect, but the comment got booed.
Of course, why stop at "Pretty much"?
Republican Rich Galen of Mullings.com has a useful analysis of the debate, but didn`t think much of the "treason" crack.
Perhaps he thinks people shouldn`t call names, which is true, but then, people shouldn`t betray their country, either.
Perry himsel recently re-introduced "treason" to the political discourse when he suggested that if Bernanke was going to put getting his boss re-elected over the country`s actual fiscal well-being, it would be "almost treasonous." Something in that, perhaps, but it doesn`t compare with refusing to defend your country against a foreign invasion.