While prepping for tonight's show, Last Word associate producer Casey Dolan came across this image of Rick Perry while scrolling through tape. The Texas governor appears to be carrying an over-sized ax that reads, "Cut taxes, cut spending, cut the government." I sincerely hope he drags this Paul Bunyan prop on stage during the next Republican debate.
This is straight out of the Ronald Reagan playbook. President Reagan made a splash with his own tax ax around 1986, wielding it at events.