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

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    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.
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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
    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.
    Yes, political prosecutors and charges ruined Tom Delay in Texas and may well ruin Rick Perry as well.

    Remarkable that you'd cheer on the politicization of justice in America. Can't beat em at the ballot box, ruin their reputations in court.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    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.
    Good morning, CJ.

    Excellent! It's the shock of it that annoys people - who expects a politician to tell the truth? He must be punished for that - it's wrong somehow! :

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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 appointing people to political positions is the right of any Governor

    How'd that work out for Blago?
    How about answering the question I posed, what have Republicans done that has hurt you and your family creating such hatred. Blago took money for the political appointment
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, CJ.

    Excellent! It's the shock of it that annoys people - who expects a politician to tell the truth? He must be punished for that - it's wrong somehow! :
    Good morning Lady P.
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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'.
    Again, I am waiting for you to show me the law that a Governor has to have a reason to veto the bill? Do you understand how the Legislature works?

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

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    POLITICAL WITCH HUNT

    Limberg is a lush who got away with spending significant time in jail and berated officer involved in her arrest and confinement. She was stopped as she pulled out of a liquor store parking lot and had another full quart in her vehicle.


    INTEGRITY ......NOT! She should have resigned
    Maybe so, but the problem here is the tactic Gov. Perry used to force her to resign AND the fact that he threatened to use his veto power before he actually exercised such to force her out. That is the root of this ethics violation: Making the threat to removed someone from their duly elected position and using a power only you have as Chief Executive to affect the outcome you wanted. That's the reason for the indictment, not whether or not you or anyone else believes Rosemary Lehmberg is a drunkard or that she should have resigned.

    It's clear abuse of power.

    Moreover, by vetoing the bill Gov. Perry withheld funds from a department or division whose job it is to investigate ethics violations. Kinda seems like a contradictory action 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 Objective Voice View Post
    Maybe so, but the problem here is the tactic Gov. Perry used to force her to resign AND the fact that he threatened to use his veto power before he actually exercised such to force her out. That is the root of this ethics violation: Making the threat to removed someone from their duly elected position using a power only you have as Chief Executive to oust someone for something they didn't do while not acting in the capacity of their position. That's the reason for the indictment, not whether or not you or anyone else believes Rosemary Lehmberg is a drunkard or that she should have resigned.

    It's clear abuse of power.

    Your opinion noted, please show me the law that says what Perry did was illegal? Threatening a veto, a veto that can be overturned by the legislature isn't a violation of the law nor should it be. Obama does it all the time, is that illegal?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Maybe so, but the problem here is the tactic Gov. Perry used to force her to resign AND the fact that he threatened to use his veto power before he actually exercised such to force her out. That is the root of this ethics violation: Making the threat to removed someone from their duly elected position using a power only you have as Chief Executive to oust someone for something they didn't do while not acting in the capacity of their position. That's the reason for the indictment, not whether or not you or anyone else believes Rosemary Lehmberg is a drunkard or that she should have resigned.

    It's clear abuse of power.
    Rosemary Lehmberg and her office have been abusing their power for a very long time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Yes, political prosecutors and charges ruined Tom Delay in Texas and may well ruin Rick Perry as well.

    Remarkable that you'd cheer on the politicization of justice in America. Can't beat em at the ballot box, ruin their reputations in court.
    I do think that this is a "Gotcha!" issue and am going to be very curious to learn how Texans respond to the indictment.

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