Huntsman Says Rick Perry`s Border Position Is "Pretty Much" Treasonous
September 13, 2011, 02:27 AM
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Exactly what we`ve been saying—from Politico covering the CNN/Tea Party debate:

Jon Huntsman: Rick Perry sounds `pretty much` treasonous on border security

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 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.