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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And now that it's been vetoed, there won't be any consequences for the DA either. It was probably all legal that he vetoed it, but you do wonder a little about why he did. It really doesn't make any sense to me - the DA had a DUI, therefore I'll defund their investigation unit???
    According to the article, he did it because she wouldn't resign. Apparently the governor cannot dismiss district attorneys in Texas. I would be interested to know whether any other similar positions in Texas have committed DUI's and how Perry acted in those instances. The rest of this is just a power play and each party has done what they are authorized to do--either veto a bill or choose not to resign.

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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    NOW isn't this interesting? Perry refused to pay for a unit that investigates "ethics violations" Could there have been an ongoing investigation he wanted to stop and just used the stupidity of a DA to stop the investigation? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Or.....perhaps Perry refused to pay for a unit that investigates "ethics violations" because it was being run by a DA who committed a serious "ethics violation."

    Eh?

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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Or.....perhaps Perry refused to pay for a unit that investigates "ethics violations" because it was being run by a DA who committed a serious "ethics violation."

    Eh?
    Then why did he wait until he had an "excuse"?
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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yes but the case in hand is whether the veto was retaliatory. I don't know what the specific veto laws are for the state, but if there are laws that are against it he could be in trouble.

    It sounds like a he said she said thing so that's what needs to be proven.
    A governer vetoed a bill for--gasp!--political reasons?!?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Then why did he wait until he had an "excuse"?
    Obama banned offshore drilling for political reasons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A governer vetoed a bill for--gasp!--political reasons?!?
    Hard to believe, isn't it? I, too, was soooo shocked!

    Greetings, apdst.

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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obama banned offshore drilling for political reasons.
    Had nothing to do with the multiple safety violations that resulted in the BP explosion and oil spill - right?
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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Had nothing to do with the multiple safety violations that resulted in the BP explosion and oil spill - right?
    No, the spill--which had nothing to do with any safety violations on BP's part--was his excuse.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    There is gain for Perry if they can't investigate him.

    I don't see what the DA's DUI has to do with it. Can every defense lawyer in Austin use that in their case now?
    So if there is no special unit, other cops can't investigate ethics charges?

    Is that what you are trying to say?

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    Re: Perry hires lawyer for inquiry into veto threat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, the spill--which had nothing to do with any safety violations on BP's part--was his excuse.
    You don't live in the same world I live in, that's for sure.

    BP's role in the Deepwater explosion and oil spill has zero relevancy to the topic of this thread
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