BRIAN WILLIAMS: “Governor Perry, a question about Texas. Your state has executed 234 death row inmates, more than any other governor in modern times. Have you…”
[The religious assholes applaud]
“Have you struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent?”
PERRY: “No, sir. I’ve never struggled with that at all. The state of Texas has a very thoughtful, a very clear process in place of which — when someone commits the most heinous of crimes against our citizens, they get a fair hearing, they go through an appellate process, they go up to the Supreme Court of the United States, if that’s required.”
It’s very likely that Perry executed an innocent man, but that doesn’t bother him at all. In case you haven’t heard of the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, read this.
There are other cases where the executed man was proven innocent and one case involved a mentally retarded man. But Perry, with his religious morals, doesn’t have a problem with it. We atheists do.