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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
    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?
    Can a Texas governor fire a county district attorney? Wouldn't that be the job of the county commissioners?

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

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    Of course you will, that is liberal arrogance. Only a liberal in Europe knows more about Texas than someone who has lived here for 22 years.
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    You didn't save my ass anytime, anywhere.

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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
    Where was that? Got a link? I don't see any indictment of Abbot.
    Ooops, sorry. It was Jerry Cobb that was indicted:
    Indicted Former CPRIT Chief Commercialization Officer Hires New High-Powered Attorney

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Can a Texas governor fire a county district attorney? Wouldn't that be the job of the county commissioners?
    Hence, the reason I continue to make the distinction between "duly elected official" and someone appointed to their position by the Governor. Gov. Perry can't fire her and he can't force her to resign through humiliation. So, what's next? Strong-arm her, and it would appear he's hiding behind TX coercion law to do it. Still, I think folks should really start asking themselves "Why her"? And now that you've mentioned it, if DA Lehmberg does come under the control of the county commissioner, wouldn't it make sense to go through him to get her fired than to try and bully her into do so from the executive office?

    People really need to start thinking about this beyond the politics of the moment. I'm hard pressed to believe Perry would want her out just because he thinks her drunk driving/DUI conviction violates the public trust, honor and integrity the voters placed in her. His actions makes me wonder if Gov. Perry either has something to hide or something to gain and he's trying to get this woman out of power before the beans are spilled.
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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
    Can a Governor veto a bill because he was bribed to do so?
    Waiting for proof that he was bribed but the reality is a Governor can veto a bill for any reason he wants. He be damn stupid to accept a bribe but since a veto doesn't end the bill not sure what purpose it would serve

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    To the bolded, I'll just assume you are ill-informed.

    I'd hardly say Michael McCrum is a Democrat and I'll bet it is news to him that he was charged and plead guilty to a DUI charge in 2013.

    Michael McCrum was nominated by Texas two senators, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn for U.S. Attorney


    Michael McCrum, Special Prosecutor of Texas's Rick Perry, and the Road Not Taken | Main Justice
    My apologies - I misread the article attached to the OP, which indicates the issue revolves around the District Attorney in the jurisdiction, who is a Democrat and who did get charged and plead guilty to a DUI.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    You didn't save my ass anytime, anywhere.

    I'm a U.S. citizen and Vietnam War Veteran who was born in 1943 in the USA.

    It's easy to run your mouth when you're anonymous on the internet.
    LOL, it is also easy to run your mouth about something or someone you don't know just because of what you are told. I am waiting for you to tell me what Rick Perry did to you or your family that generates this kind of hatred?

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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
    I can't speak to why Gov. Perry wanted Mrs. Lehmberg gone. All I can tell you is based on what's been reported, he threatened to use his veto power to force her to resign ahead of actually putting that power in effect.
    But how does that make it a personal self-interest? What specific benefit does Governor Perry personally acquire as a result of exercising his veto power as he promised?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post

    LOL, it is also easy to run your mouth about something or someone you don't know just because of what you are told.
    I am waiting for you to tell me what Rick Perry did to you or your family that generates this kind of hatred?



    Hold your breath while you wait.

    That should make your life interesting.

    I don't hate Rick Perry, I'd just like to see him do a perp' walk in a striped jumpsuit

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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
    My point is that one must incredible ignorant to think that a governor can accept a bribe.
    Can Presidents accept a bribe/threat in return for executive action?

    If a President did something to ensure that he and his party received campaign donations, would that be legal?
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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