WASHINGTON - MAY 03: Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" at the chamber May 3, 2010 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a study before the summit highlighting "free enterprise principles," including entrepreneurship, open trade and competitive tax rates, benefit states when creating jobs. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rick Perry
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has long criticized the federal government, and now he's writing on the subject in a new book called "FED UP."
The book will further push Perry into the national spotlight. Last year he made national waves by flirting with the subject of secession. He said he can understand why citizens might get so fed up with the federal government that they would consider the idea, though he stopped short of endorsing secession.
Perry insists he doesn't have presidential or vice presidential aspirations. He is running for re-election this year against Democrat Bill White.