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When They Harassed Hutchison
Power Line, by Scott Johnson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/17/2014 5:39:30 AM

Many of us recall the baseless indictment of then House Majority Leader Tom DeLay by then Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle in connection with the indictment of Governor Perry yesterday, but does anyone recall the earlier case against Kay Bailey Hutchison brought by Earle? Earle is the predecessor of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, whose drunk driving escapades initiated the chain of events that has now culminated in Governor Perry’s indictment. Serving as Texas state treasurer, Hutchison won 67 percent of the vote in the special election held on June 5, 1993, to fill the Senate seat that had

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 8/17/2014 5:56:07 AM     (No. 9968764)

Vindictive democraps, doing what they do, is all we are seeing from the Travis county DA´s office.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/17/2014 6:03:57 AM     (No. 9968767)

After Hutchison won the primary, there was a push-poll circulating around Texas telephones, funded by an untraceable group. One of the questions was: "Would you be more or less likely to vote for Kay Bailey Hutchison if she were under indictment?"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/17/2014 7:55:28 AM     (No. 9968848)

The Austin leftists will rue the day they pursued this idiocy. The arrest videos have now gone viral and Perry will, no doubt, insist that they be shown at his trial, if the judge doesn´t throw the case out first. Driving drunk is such a huge no-no these days and I´m sure that the vast majority of Texans don´t want a fat belligerent sot as one of their DA´s.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Doctor P, 8/17/2014 10:12:53 AM     (No. 9969015)

“The only crime I committed,” she said, “was doing a great job as state treasurer and winning an election by a landslide.

Similarly the governor is guilty of running Texas while Republican.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/17/2014 1:39:10 PM     (No. 9969267)

What they have at the moment is an indictment. The County DA seeks an indictment from a grand jury made up of residents of the county. The assignment of a special prosecutor only happens after the indictment. Power Line is implying that the actions were taken by the State. The action was taken by the County DA who refused to step down after being convicted and serving time for very drunk driving.

Another inaccuracy in the article was that the case against Kay Bailey Hutchison was not thrown out. In a hearing just before the trial began, the judge questioned some of the DA´s evidence. The DA attempted to withdraw the case so that he could take another run at Kay Bailey at a later date. The judge refused and forced the case to trial in which he declared her Not Guilty.

The goal is not a conviction, its to destroy a political leader. This County DA office has done that 6 GOP leaders over the last 10 years.

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