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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    I don't know. This thread is about Perry, not Obama.
    My answer speculated about Perry. Perhaps that that wasn't clear enough for you.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    My answer speculated about Perry. Perhaps that that wasn't clear enough for you.
    I apologize. I thought I read the work Obama.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    In any state, an indictment is given if there is probable cause. Since there was probable cause, Perry was indicted. However, during trial, the bar is higher for conviction, which may or may not happen, depending on the evidence that will be presented. Guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is a much higher bar than probable cause.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    I apologize. I thought I read the work Obama.
    I understand. You thought you heard a dog whistle, and couldn't resist barking.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I don't see how this can possibly fly. From the report it seems the only thing he did is say "I'm going to veto funding is you pass it" which, to the best of my knowledge, is perfectly legal and done pretty damned regularly across the nation as well as in DC.

    It's fascinating that an ethics complaint was filed against a guy who followed the law while the bitch that got wasted, got busted driving drunk and abused her authority is, apparently, fine and dandy with the Democrats. I mean, I could see that in Massachusetts Democrats but I'm kind of surprised to see it in Texas.
    I like how she's the "bitch that got wasted" and he is "a guy who followed the law"... partisan much?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    I'm guessing the problem here is that he threatened to cut funding to an organization that investigates gov't corruption. Seems like self preservation to me.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    I like how she's the "bitch that got wasted" and he is "a guy who followed the law"... partisan much?
    Well, she did get wasted. But guess what? So did 2 Republican prosecutors, and Perry did nothing. Want to know the difference here? In Lehmberg's case, if she were to step down, Perry would get to appoint her replacement. And he would appoint one of his own, just like he did when he quashed the investigation of the execution of Willingham, who turned out to be an innocent man. Since the unit investigating the case was under his direct control, he fired them all and appointed his own people, who then killed the investigation. IMHO, Perry's ethical behavior in the Lehmberg case pales in comparison to what he did in the Willingham case.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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