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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 vetoing of a bill that's likely to put a striped jumpsuit on Perry.

    It's the reason that he vetoed the bill that's likely to get him sent 'up the river'.

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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 Governors can appoint people to political positions

    How'd that work out for Blago?
    I already cleared your misconception up in that regard. What's the matter? That didn't suit you?

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

    It's a shame that in our absurd partisan climate, any legitimate steps to curb corruption (which this may or may not be) automatically becomes a political move. For all the dissatisfaction that people express about the government, it turns out that calls for honest politicians with integrity really only means replacing members of the other party with their preferred one. This is why we can't have nice things.
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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.
    This is TX--a gov commits 512,635 felonies while in office, and he gets charged w/one crime

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

    Rick Perry is pretty much an idiot and a jackass, but this case is going nowhere. Vetoing a bill is perfectly within the prerogative of a State Governor and no rationale is necessary for the action. Hell, pretty much any President who vetoes a bill does so for political reasons.

    Only in America could a politician be indicted for actually keeping a promise and doing what he publicly said he'd do.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    We'll see how this works out in court for Perry.

    Political power won't help him there.

    I sincerely hope his slimy ass goes to prison.

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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 Governors can appoint people to political positions

    How'd that work out for Blago?
    Last I heard he was serving his 14-year sentence, and learning to play a guitar. If the current trend continues, we're going to have to build more prisons just to house corrupt politicians! Apparently if they're not currently in prison, it's because they haven't been caught yet - and that goes for both sides of the aisle. I wonder if they're still partisan behind bars?

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

    This is the kind of thing which may boost his value among the hard core GOP zealots purely as a knee-jerk reaction - but it does not help him with any long term presidential aspirations.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    To Polgara: Nevertheless, trying to compare Blagojevich to Perry is more than a little silly.

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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
    It's not the vetoing of a bill that's likely to put a striped jumpsuit on Perry.

    It's the reason that he vetoed the bill that's likely to get him sent 'up the river'.
    And why is the reason, publicly stated, an abuse of the law?

    Seems to me, Obama has done nothing but threaten vetoes and executive action if Congress doesn't do what he wants to do politically. I appreciate that the federal government in the US doesn't have an independent judiciary, far from it, but promising a political action and carrying it through is something the electorate should be judging, not a court.
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