I was kind of hoping this whole Republicans calling for secession thing would catch on, but if Rick Perry isn't willing to board your conservative crazy train, there's not much hope that other mainstream Republicans will climb on board, either.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Republican governor's press secretary, Catherine Frazier, said in an email that Perry "believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it." She added, "But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper."

Even those far-right loons over at Red State aren't biting. Today, Red State management posted an unusual letter demanding an end to all the talk of secession on the site, in addition to an end to the chatter that President Obama somehow stole the election:

Barack Obama won. He won by turning out the most people in a well run campaign. In other words, he won fair and square. Instances of voter fraud should be taken seriously and we urge their investigation. But any instances of voter fraud would not have altered the ultimate outcome of this election.

We here at RedState are American citizens. We have no plans to secede from the union. If you do, good luck with that, but this is not the place for you.

There's still hope, though: Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain haven't yet been heard from. Do they think Minnesota and Georgia should secede from the union? Does it seem likely to them that President Obama stole the election from Mitt Romney? God, I hope so.