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

    A politician gets indicted for something.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    I haven't seen that yet. Care to point it out?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    It had nothing to do with her. It was the Gov.'s actions because she did not resign. How is veto-ing funding to an entire agency/department solve her as a problem?
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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
    Actually this thread is about Governor Perry, he's the person who has been indicted and is facing serious jail time, if tried and convicted.

    Let's all remember that Perry is innocent until proven guilty, after which his ass will be in jail.

    Looking forward to seeing the 'perp walk' photos.
    I'm pretty sure Perry cleared this with his legal team before taking action which, if you look at the videos and description of the unit, were warranted. That woman is a disgrace to the word integrity.
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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
    A separate grand jury had already investigated her, and allowed her to stay in her job. Perry then carried out his threat to veto the funds. That is highly illegal in Texas.
    What exactly is illegal about the Governor of a state vetoing any bill for any reason?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    An even larger contingent of right-wingers are ready and willing to excuse whatever happens with Perry.
    As we've seen with Bundy and now Missouri .
    Whaa???
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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
    Well, this is politically motivated, and both sides are guilty of it. Liberals scream bloody murder at the conviction of Don Siegelman, governor of Alabama, who Karl Rove personally went after. Conservatives scream bloody murder at the indictment of Rick Perry. But, in both cases, they broke the law. It's as simple as that. But, whichever side political hacks are on, the will scream witch hunt at one, and scream for the maximum penalty at the other. But, in both cases, the perpetrator could have avoided everything by not breaking the law.
    I don't see the law that was broken here but as usual any political opponent of both sides has to be destroyed. I remember DeLay indicted. how did that turn out?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    An even larger contingent of right-wingers are ready and willing to excuse whatever happens with Perry.
    As we've seen with Bundy and now Missouri .
    Do you have an exact count, because I want an accurate count with proof. Now let's see it.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I doubt this will go anywhere. Only Illinois Governors go to jail.
    It's been since 1917 (IIRC) that a sitting Governor has been indicted but, Perry only has the rest of this year as governor.

    This is part of the Left's play to turn Texas Dim. [and I do mean dim]
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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
    Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds

    All I can say is HOLY CRAP. This is going to be a political crapstorm.

    Article is here.
    Huh. I thought a governor had veto power. When did that change?
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