Apparently, Perry sleeps very well, thank you, despite the fact that Texas has executed 234 people since he took office, including one likely innocent man, Cameron Todd Willingham.
The audience's cheering the statistic of Perry's death penalty accomplishments appalled some commentators, like Steve Benen. But make no mistake: it's not a surprise at all. Americans overwhelmingly support the death penalty, and we Americans are a bloodthirsty bunch.
Amazing how the Republicans can call themselves the "pro-life" party when they have built a very tidy cult of death: war, abortion, guns, and capital punishment.