Oh puh-lease. Perry has been giving Texas away to anyone who will come there. There is a reason why corporations would want to accept all of that free corporate welfare. Meanwhile....Texas is tied with Mississippi for having the highest percentage of minimum wage jobs in the entire US. You might want to get your facts straight next time before commenting.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
Now, you claim that Governors have the right to veto legislation for political reasons. I question not only the legality of doing such a thing but also the ethics of it. I would agree that as part of the political process, Chief Executives can threaten the use of their veto power to "persuade" the legislative body to bring forward a bill with or without provisions more or less to his/her liking for the good of the state (or nation) for which he/she represents. However, I wholeheartedly disagree with the notion that said Chief Executive can exercise his/her veto power to forcefully remove or forcefully "persuade" someone to vacate their position from elected office.
So, again I say if Gov. Perry really disagreed with the job Mrs. Lehmberg was doing or firmly believed that she had misplaced the public trust with her DUI charge, why didn't he just fire her and be done with it? Clearly, he chose to pursue the path of a resignation because it wasn't her job performance that was the issue; it was her character (i.e., DUI). So, to me that begs "Why did he want her out of her job so badly that he'd go to such lengths to see her gone?" Now, let's think about that for a minute...
She's the highest ranking person in a department tasked with investigating ethics violations. As sangha has eluded to, Gov. Perry apparently has accepted money of some sort to get her out. Why? Is there something more going on here the people of Texas know nothing about? Why would Gov. Perry risk political scandal on someone from a low-level office position? Conservative and other wish for folks to believe it's just politics as usual. After all, Mrs. Lehmberg does hold a position in a heavily Democratic area. So, is this a Governor standing up for the highest in moral character OR is this a Governor attempting to cover his tracks by hiding being an exception clause in a coercion state code that provides him cover for exercising his veto power?
Things that make you go, "Hmmmmmm......"???
"A fair exchange ain't no robbery." Tupac Shakur w/Digital Underground
Hold up, Perry's a complete ass, but i'm not understanding what he did wrong.
Men do what they have to when they want to, Great men do what they have to, even when they don't want to.