Perry invites Limbaugh to Texas

If Gov. Rick Perry (R-Tex) is looking to shore up the conservative base for his upcoming re-election, his latest move is a masterstroke: the governor says he will personally invite Rush Limbaugh to move to Texas.

The conservative radio host recently announced that high taxes are driving him out of New York.

Perry said he'd welcome Limbaugh with open arms.

"He's not unlike other people who want to go to a place that's got low taxes and fair regulations and a balanced legal system and a skilled work force," Perry told the Dallas Morning News. "Excellence in Broadcasting hires a lot of people. So if he wants to go somewhere where he works hard and keeps more of what he makes, Texas is the place to do that."

Perry added that he's in the process of contacting Limbaugh directly.

And the governor has an unusual suggestion for what city the hardcore conservative should settle on, suggesting the liberal bastion of Austin.

"I think Austin would be an awesome place for Rush Limbaugh," Perry said. "You know, keep Austin weird. Isn't that the city's unofficial motto?"