At some point, preferably soon, Rick Perry is going to have to be asked about Cameron Todd Willingham, the apparently innocent man who was put to death in the state of Texas.
Because Willingham was poor and powerless, I’m not sure what impact, if any, his saga will have. To me, however, it paints a very vivid picture of a governor who either didn’t want to be bothered with details, or who so believed in the death penalty that the little details (innocent? guilty?) didn’t much matter.
Perry has a lot of questions to answer.