AUSTIN – The state of Texas passed a milestone last week, executing its 500th inmate since the Supreme Court overturned the ban on capital punishment in 1982, earning the state a free foot-long submarine sandwich from Quiznos.
“This submarine sandwich is special, not only because of its generous amounts of Texas roast beef, tangy horseradish mayonnaise, and freshly toasted mozzarella cheese,” said Texas governor Rick Perry after exchanging the state’s extremely long Quiznos stamp card with company executives.
“It’s special because it represents justice and our resolute belief that the most serious crimes should be met with the most serious punishment. And justice is delicious,” he said taking a bite and then sharing the sub with caucus members.
The inmate, Kimberly McCarthy, was executed by lethal injection for the 1997 robbery and murder of a 71-year-old neighbor. The fact that she was the first woman to be executed in three years has also earned the state a free medium soft drink.