Ted Cruz is Runnin’:

There are some things my native state of Texas shouldn’t export.

Ted Cruz is one of them.

More Matthew McConaughey, less Cruz.

But here’s Kevin Drum this morning flagging a fresh bit of news from The Los Angeles Times:

For years, business lobbyists complained about what they derided as “job killer” laws that drive employers out of California. Rival state governors, notably former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, made highly publicized visits to the Golden State in hopes of poaching jobs.

But new numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tell a different story. Total jobs created in the 12 months ending Jan. 31 show California leading other states. California gained 498,000 new jobs, almost 30% more than the Lone Star State’s total of 392,900 for the same period.

Yes, as Drum points out, that’s “bad news for Ted Cruz on his very first day as an official presidential candidate.”

Meanwhile, another embarrassing export in today’s news:  the Supreme Court is hearing a case that will decide whether the Confederate flag can be displayed on Texas license plates.  Texas, thankfully, is against allowing the flag on its license plates.

Even Rick Perry is against it (though he has a well-known weakness for secession humor).