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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Huh. I thought a governor had veto power. When did that change?
    And Blagovich had the power to appoint people to political positions

    How'd that work out for him?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    And Blagovich had the power to appoint people to political positions

    How'd that work out for him?
    "Appoint" is the operative word there. Nothing in the state constitution mentions "selling" political positions or conducting an auction.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    You're totally correct. The scuzzy kickback grants have nothing to do with Texas' political environment, or the fact that Rick Perry is now facing indictment.

    I know for an absolute fact that Rick Perry is a completely honest guy, only concerned about the taxpaying public, and couldn't possibly carry a grudge against the woman or an organization leading up an investigation intimately involving Rick Perry's administration.It'd totally be against Rick Perry's nature to be into that type of political payback.
    I remember neighbors of Ted Bundy talked about how nice and honest this serial killer was also.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I remember DeLay indicted. how did that turn out?
    It turned out great! Delay no longer serves himself as a politician of the state of Texas.

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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
    It turned out great! Delay no longer serves himself as a politician of the state of Texas.
    He was run out of office and then the case was dismissed. Is that your idea of the right way to remove a political opponent?

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

    Just coming off an 18 month Grand Jury assignment, I can tell you that there's a reason its said that the Grand Jury will indict a ham sandwich. This doesn't necessarily mean anything. In terms of his criminality, politically, sure.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    He was run out of office and then the case was dismissed. Is that your idea of the right way to remove a political opponent?
    To these folks the means by which a goal is accomplished are immaterial as long as that goal is met. When you have no moral compass you have relieved yourself of the requirement to be responsible for your actions so anything can be justified.

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

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    He was run out of office and then the case was dismissed. Is that your idea of the right way to remove a political opponent?
    There are many ways to rid oneself of vermin. If one way doesn't work there is another way available. Regardless, I am glad that Delay is no longer in politics.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What exactly is illegal about the Governor of a state vetoing any bill for any reason?



    It's not the veto that's the problem, it's the reason for the veto that's going to put a striped suit on him if the court finds him guilty.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    "Appoint" is the operative word there. Nothing in the state constitution mentions "selling" political positions or conducting an auction.
    And nothing in the state constitution mentions "threatening investigators to back off or else"
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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