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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i don't think perry can force a district attorney to step down just because the attorney got drunk and said stupid things that were caught on film.
    Rick has done some pretty stupid things in front of camera as well...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    so perry tried to use the threat of denying funding to the public integrity department that the district attorney was in charge of in order to get her to step down.
    Doesn't Perry have the legal authority to deny those funds? How can threatening to do something you are legally allowed to do be illegal - even in Texas? If it is Perry should've been indicted the first time he threatened to veto legislation.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Why not?
    It seems like exactly the thing he could and should do as Governor to insure the integrity of that State Office.
    While he is hopped up on pills?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven1 View Post
    While he is hopped up on pills?
    Prove it was during the so called time period and show that it wasn't legal.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Rick has done some pretty stupid things in front of camera as well...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Perry could have denied funding to the " public integrity " ( Conservative Gotcha Committee ) department long before this partisan drunk got popped for driving with a blood alcohol level 3 times the legal limit.

    He's allowed under the State Constitution to do just that, but didn't until this DA embarrassed herself.

    If your looking for Governor that defunded the public integrity department for nefarious reasons, look no further than New York. Personally, I think it's hilarious.

    It's just one more indication of how corrupt the Liberal ideology AND the Democrat party are.

    THANK YOU... I've brought it up twice now, and no smarter than everyone liberal will touch it with a 10' pole....Shows just how biased, and hypocritical progressive libs are today.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Doesn't Perry have the legal authority to deny those funds? How can threatening to do something you are legally allowed to do be illegal - even in Texas? If it is Perry should've been indicted the first time he threatened to veto legislation.
    perry may be acting according to other motivations.

    mainly that the district attorney in charge of the public integrity unit is a democrat, and is one of the few positions in state government that the republicans do not have complete control of.

    Why didn’t Lehmberg resign?

    In a word, politics. Lehmberg is a Democrat, and if she stepped down, Rick Perry would be the one to appoint a replacement. Moreover, the Travis County DA—as the prosecutor in the state’s capital—has special responsibilities over a variety of statewide legal issues. Foremost among these powers is the DA’s control of the Public Integrity Unit, which investigates the ethical breaches of state politicians, among a number of other charges.

    So?

    The Public Integrity Unit might be the most important office in state government run by a Democrat. Gov. Perry has been in office for 14 years—every nook and cranny of state government is filled with his appointees. The Public Integrity Unit is the rare piece that he doesn’t control. In 2005, the work of the Public Integrity Unit led to the indictment of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. So naturally, for years, Republicans in the state have tried to strip that power from the Travis County DA and fold it into Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office.

    What’s more, the Public Integrity Unit was in the process of conducting an investigation of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. CPRIT received a ton of money from the Legislature to award grants to high-level medical research projects. The problem: a lot of that money was going to people who shouldn’t have gotten it. And some of those folks had close ties to Perry. Just a few months ago, Lehmberg’s office indicted CPRIT’s former director over his allegedly improper disbursement of an $11 million grant. But when Lehmberg got pulled over with the potato juice in her car last spring, the investigation was just underway.

    When Lehmberg’s DWI went public, Republicans saw a way to get rid of a pesky, entrenched foe. (Though they couched this in terms of their deep, abiding concern for the office’s integrity.) Meanwhile, Democrats who would have happily seen Lehmberg canned if the Travis County Commissioners Court could have appointed her replacement rallied around Lehmberg as if she was the last warrior for righteousness on Earth.
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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
    California had the 8th largest economy and TX the 11th. TX is required to balance the budget whereas California isn't thus California has billions in long term debt. I don't think that is something to trumpet
    So you are saying that having the 8th largest GDP in the world is not something to trumpet? Yet, you wish to trumpet the Texas economy above and beyond California's economy which, as you noted, is behind California's economy? I don't follow your logic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    perry may be acting according to other motivations.

    mainly that the district attorney in charge of the public integrity unit is a democrat, and is one of the few positions in state government that the republicans do not have complete control of.
    Nonsense. If that were the case he would have threatened before this even happened.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Nonsense. If that were the case he would have threatened before this even happened.
    district attorneys are elected, not appointed. perry has been governor for 14 years and his appointees dominated every aspect of state government.

    the only exception was the public integrity unit.
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