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Rick Perry indicted
for Lehmberg veto threat

American-Statesman [Austin, TX] *, by Tony Plohetski

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A Travis County grand jury today indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two charges related to his effort last year to force District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign after her drunken driving arrest. Grand jurors charged Perry, 63, with abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official. The indictments stemmed from Perry’s threat last summer to withhold $7.2 million in state money from Lehmberg’s office unless she step down – a threat he later carried out by vetoing an appropriation in the state budget. The money was earmarked for the state’s Public Integrity Unit, which is housed in Lehmberg’s office. Perry’s veto forced

* [KVUE-TV Austin, TX].

Tom Delay, part 2 or Texas dRATS Dirty Tricks, 101.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 8/15/2014 6:58:19 PM     (No. 9967610)

Yup! It was a matter of time! The dirty dems are always behind forced scandals.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bridgepard, 8/15/2014 6:59:32 PM     (No. 9967612)

They went after Christie. Now Perry. Who´s next on the list of potential RNC presidential candidates?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fleetusa, 8/15/2014 6:59:49 PM     (No. 9967613)

Politics Austin liberal style. Trying to leverage Ms Pink shoes in November

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/15/2014 7:01:50 PM     (No. 9967616)

I would much rather see a headline saying "Obama indicted for multiple criminal charges." I utterly despise the evil, evil Democrats. If only they were as concerned about the abuse of power from their dear leader Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/15/2014 7:02:45 PM     (No. 9967617)

He had to know it was coming. Filthy dems. They are the personification of abuse of power. It´s just gettin uglier and uglier.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/15/2014 7:05:42 PM     (No. 9967619)

The lawsuits and media (+ Saturday Night Live), forced Palin out of office, why not Perry.

All the above play the republican moderates like they´re stupid . . .Um, that may be the key to their success.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/15/2014 7:06:56 PM     (No. 9967622)

Who knows - this is pretty clear that Perry is trying to do right, nothing for personal gain - just trying to serve Texas citizens. Might be a resume enhancer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: schnapps, 8/15/2014 7:09:57 PM     (No. 9967624)

Indicted for doing his job, it seems.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scribelus, 8/15/2014 7:10:31 PM     (No. 9967625)

It appears that all of Travis County dwells under a flat, moist rock.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tangles, 8/15/2014 7:10:46 PM     (No. 9967626)

She gets a DUI and he gets indicted? This is what people are tired of!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/15/2014 7:12:24 PM     (No. 9967628)

In spite of being charged with "abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official," it appears to me Perry exercised the veto rights that are vested in the governor.

The only abuse and political retribution I see is that by Lehmberg supporters. Lehmberg was caught driving drunk, pled guilty and received a sentence of jail time. Quite the credentials for a District Attorney.

Once again, Texas Democrats are up to their dirty tricks. No wonder Texas voters do not support them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 8/15/2014 7:20:26 PM     (No. 9967632)

This is the same Travis county where they were finally able to indict Tom de Lay after a couple of attempts elsewhere.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/15/2014 7:21:06 PM     (No. 9967633)

If you haven´t seen the video of that fat, slutty drunken DA, do yourself a favor and look it up on youtube.

She wasn´t just drunk, she was God´s Own Drunk --hat tip to Jimmy Buffett.

And no shame whatsoever. Typical Democrat.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/15/2014 7:27:35 PM     (No. 9967639)

Rosemary Lehmberg is a morbidly obese, big fat ugly, drunken liberal pig but I don´t like to say anything bad about people.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/15/2014 7:27:49 PM     (No. 9967640)

Obama never cut a penny so he can stay in office no problem. Perry did the right thing and he gets punished!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/15/2014 7:27:56 PM     (No. 9967641)

Good ol´ Travis County, who didn´t see that coming.......

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/15/2014 7:30:03 PM     (No. 9967642)

Same County that indicted Tom Delay. The DA in this County should be the one up on charges. Don´t underestimate Rick Perry.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: radrelic, 8/15/2014 7:32:06 PM     (No. 9967645)

After they ruined DeLay´s career, he finally proved the charges were bogus, but how many dollars later?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 8/15/2014 7:37:31 PM     (No. 9967649)

Checked out the youtube.com videos...Rosemary is a piece of work. Although I would say John Boehner is a better drunk.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/15/2014 7:41:52 PM     (No. 9967651)

As Ronald Reagan would say "There they go again". This time I have feeling they have bitten off more than they can chew. From 1200 miles away Texas politics is an interesting spectacle to watch.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/15/2014 7:46:55 PM     (No. 9967655)

They achieved their dirty ends by destroying DeLay. We cannot stand by and let them do it to Governor Perry. As others have said, I guess this was predictable..

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Reply 22 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/15/2014 7:55:52 PM     (No. 9967665)

Hat tip #19

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/15/2014 8:00:55 PM     (No. 9967671)

s been around the block...let´s see how this plays out.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/15/2014 8:01:44 PM     (No. 9967672)

Stuff like this usually only happens from an internal vendetta. I think in the long run, it wont be perry doing time.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/15/2014 8:02:11 PM     (No. 9967673)

My bad...Rick Perry has...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 8/15/2014 8:20:11 PM     (No. 9967680)

So how many inside-the-beltway Republicans are going to step up and defend Rick Perry?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rosiek, 8/15/2014 8:22:54 PM     (No. 9967687)

I watched the Lemberg arrest video. The very end shows her holding her hand like a gun and pointing it as a threat.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: LadyVet, 8/15/2014 8:49:07 PM     (No. 9967719)

Fellow Texans, this is why Bob Strauss has to go! As Speaker of the House, he sides with too many Democrats and refuses to allow a bill that remove authority from the Travis County DA to enforce public integrity laws to come up for a vote in the Texas Legislature. State Law gives only the Travis County DA the jurisdiction over laws involving Texas Ethics. The law MUST be changed so that national dems cannot use the drunken ugly hags and fools like Ronnie Earl and Rosemary Lehmberg to indict Texas conservative leaders that seek to influence national policies.

Pay attention to the local stuff, fellow Texans. Bob Strauss must NO LONGER be Speaker of the House! There is a conservative seeking this position. Support Turner.

If the special prosecutor had an ounce of integrity, he would be investigating Rosemary Lehmberg for misuse of her authority and for public corruption. How can a drunken idiot uphold the law?? Rick Perry was RIGHT and was acting within his authority to do what was necessary to keep this ugly hag from using any money from the State of Texas. She must have gotten all the grand jurors from the local lesbian hangout or the Democrat HQ.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 8/15/2014 9:15:53 PM     (No. 9967732)

This should get him the MADD endorsement. New Spin, Demovcrats support drunk driving, power abusing policiticans!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/15/2014 9:15:55 PM     (No. 9967733)

#19 & #22....You convict Boehner based on hearsay? Sharpton could you in Missouri.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: hamrman, 8/15/2014 9:22:23 PM     (No. 9967735)

Are all Texas Democraps this friggin stupid, first Delay and now Perry? The Dumbs are trying to turn the strongest state in the Union into a progressive wasteland! Hey the law and common sense (which isn´t common anymore) says that if the DA was drunk, she should pay the price. So now we have this macabre political kabuki theater playing, a smoke screen to cover real issues!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/15/2014 9:50:25 PM     (No. 9967749)

What a chicken thing to do. Drunk driving? Shouldn´t hurt him. These people should be ashamed...

Love Rick Perry.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pickle1, 8/15/2014 10:00:19 PM     (No. 9967751)

Travis County, the land of the scum libs who will do anything to hurt the decent and innocent. Perry did the right thing. It´s time someone did something about them. Do I smell Hillary in the background?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Martha Howe, 8/15/2014 10:14:01 PM     (No. 9967759)

That´s why they call Austin

"Moscow on I-35"

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Reply 35 - Posted by: grounded, 8/15/2014 10:54:44 PM     (No. 9967773)

It seems the special prosecutor, Mr Michael McCrum has some legal issues of his own cropping up.

From the san Antonio fishswrap: SAN ANTONIO — High-profile San Antonio defense attorney Mike McCrum could potentially face up to six months in jail if a visiting judge agrees with prosecutors that he unethically steered a witness away from testifying during an October trial.

McCrum, a former federal prosecutor, is scheduled to appear before visiting Judge Dick Alcala on Jan. 17 for a contempt hearing related to his alleged conduct during the intoxication manslaughter trial of client Taylor Rae Rosenbusch.

Melanie Little, a counselor and case manager at Starlite Recovery Center where Rosenbusch sought counseling after the fatal crash, was told by McCrum that the “DA was out for blood” and to “get lost for awhile” when prosecutors tried to call her back to the witness stand, the motion alleges.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: grady, 8/15/2014 10:56:17 PM     (No. 9967776)

To the liberal terrorist out there.
These aren´t veto threats, they´re executive orders.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: steveW, 8/16/2014 12:41:37 AM     (No. 9967796)

Hmmm, oddly enough, this would benefit the campaign of Hilaria Smart. How coincidental.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 8/16/2014 1:13:04 AM     (No. 9967802)

I think this story will blow up in the corrupt Democraps faces. An abuse of power to sic this phony indictment on Rick Perry, who is well within his rights to withhold funds from the corrupt fat Democrap DA Rosemary Lehmberg, who was arrested kicking and screaming for drunk driving. The Democrap party is surely the criminal party.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: JediJerry, 8/16/2014 2:14:44 AM     (No. 9967817)

Just pre Presidential campaign shenanigans the Dimwits are so good at.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: thelmalou, 8/16/2014 2:37:26 AM     (No. 9967826)

Yeah, I don´t think Gov. Perry is losing any sleep over this one. What a loser move.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Butch, 8/16/2014 2:32:27 PM     (No. 9968378)

Let´s see, a rogue grand jury is a very liberal district indicts a sitting Republican governor who is popular across (most of) the rest of the state. Democrats then call for him to resign because of his "unbecoming conduct."

Odd, they never mention the DA´s drunkenness and abusive behavior toward the cops during her DUI arrest. Is that kind of illegal misbehavior not "unbecoming" the highest-ranking law enforcement official in the state? What do Texas Democrats say about that? They change the subject, of course.

The Democratic Party in Texas has always been an embarrassment - and long before the days of Landslide Lyndon - and it continues to behave like, well, drunken swine. If they want to derail Rick Perry, this is an awfully pathetic attempt: The video of the DA at her arrest tells no lies.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: jacooley, 8/16/2014 4:08:37 PM     (No. 9968445)

Again, the abuse of Travis County law enforcement is nothing hew. The most famous incident was the Kay Bailey Hutchison farce. It was also a curious coincidence that just about anyone who was in the way of Ann Richards´ path to power got in the Travis County law enforcement spotlight. We are a Democrat banana republic here.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Butch, 8/16/2014 5:12:12 PM     (No. 9968477)

Hey #42, no dumping on banana republics, OK? I live in Ecuador, where the bananas are truly delicious and plentiful, and what´s happening in the US makes real banana republics look downright civilized.

(Sadly, I write that with tongue only partially planted in cheek.)

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Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 10:52:17 AM     Post Reply
A recent fight between Rosie O´Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg has producers at The View looking to add a cool-down room for the ladies. After being cut off by Goldberg during an episode last week so the show could go to commercial, O´Donnell began to express how upset she was and, after being told repeatedly by Goldberg it was not the right time to have that discussion, eventually got cursed out by the Oscar winner. Goldberg told O´Donnell, ´F*** it, I told you to leave it alone and you just don´t want to listen. If you want to go there Rosie,

Mitt Romney and 2016:
Could It Be True?

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ABC News, by Alana Abramson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/2/2014 1:46:59 PM     Post Reply
A presidential defeat isn’t an easy thing to bounce back from. And Mitt Romney did it twice. So it was understandable that after he lost the presidential race in 2012, he was adamant about closing the door to the possibility of a third campaign. But recently, speculation is whirling that Romney may not be so adamant anymore. When asked if he was running in a New York Times interview published earlier this week, Romney said : “I have nothing to add to the story. We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.” That response, which

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
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Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
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Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/3/2014 9:19:26 AM     Post Reply
Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good

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