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

    IOW:If he gets convicted, he might end up in the slammer.

    Which is OK with 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 Lutherf View Post
    As far as gerrymandering....I figure they already have that down pretty good.
    Texas Democrats may be a little rusty.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yea, the outrage is over Perry's right to Veto, not the fact that this Liberal DA is still in office after a DUI and making a absolute spectacle of herself.
    No, the outrage is the massive conflict of interest when a state governor interferes with someone investigating his office.

    Imagine if a president could veto their own impeachment. How would that not seem ****ed up to you?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    I think that we are getting a little side-tracked here. I don't believe that Gov. Perry was indicted for his use of the veto, but rather the manner in which it was exercised. The two counts are "Abuse of Official Capacity" and "Coercion of Public Servant". The state laws that apply to this matter are Texas Penal Code Section 39.02: Abuse of Official Capacity, and Section 36.03: Coercion of Public Servant or Voter.

    I've pulled some applicable language from both:
    From 36.03:
    (a) A person commits an offense if by means of coercion he:
    (1) influences or attempts to influence a public servant in a specific exercise of his official power or a specific performance of his official duty or influences or attempts to influence a public servant to violate the public servant's known legal duty;

    However this may be rendered moot by subsection c:
    (c) It is an exception to the application of Subsection (a)(1) of this section that the person who influences or attempts to influence the public servant is a member of the governing body of a governmental entity, and that the action that influences or attempts to influence the public servant is an official action taken by the member of the governing body. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "official action" includes deliberations by the governing body of a governmental entity.

    And from 39.02:
    (a) A public servant commits an offense if, with intent to obtain a benefit or with intent to harm or defraud another, he intentionally or knowingly:
    (1) violates a law relating to the public servant's office or employment; or
    (2) misuses government property, services, personnel, or any other thing of value belonging to the government that has come into the public servant's custody or possession by virtue of the public servant's office or employment.

    Food for thought...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    He has the authority to not only Veto spending but to announce that veto.



    And the court has the authority to lock him up in prison for quite a few years.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, the outrage is the massive conflict of interest when a state governor interferes with someone investigating his office.
    And again. This isn't about any investigation of his office.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, the outrage is the massive conflict of interest when a state governor interferes with someone investigating his office.

    Imagine if a president could veto their own impeachment. How would that not seem ****ed up to you?

    They were investigating Rick Perry ?

    For what exactly ?

    Because the indictment came down AFTER the Travis County DA got busted for DUI.

    If the issue was simply shutting down the DA who's responsible for investigating corrupt lawmakers ( like Andrew Cuomo did ) he would have veoted their spending long ago.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And the court has the authority to lock him up in prison for quite a few years.

    For exercising his Constitutional authority ?

    For saying he was going to exercise his Constitutional authority BEFORE he did it ?

    Really ?

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

    Perry never had a serious shot at the presidency anyway. This just eliminates the teeny tiny chance that he thought he had in the first place. Good riddance to this idiot.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    For exercising his Constitutional authority ?

    For saying he was going to exercise his Constitutional authority BEFORE he did it ?

    Really ?



    If he's convicted of the crimes that he has been indicted for it's very possible that he'll do some serious jail time.

    He'd look good in a prison jump-suit with stripes on it. I'd like to see that picture.




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