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The Partisan Farce to
Get Rick Perry

Bloomberg, by Editorial

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Posted By:garnet, 8/18/2014 9:25:52 AM

Rosemary Lehmberg, the Democratic district attorney in Travis County, Texas, spent three weeks in jail last year for drunken driving, prompting Republican Governor Rick Perry to call on her to resign. She refused -- and now her supporters hope to have the last laugh by sending Perry away for a lot longer. The criminal case against him is a farce and should be dismissed faster than prairie fire with a tail wind. Lehmberg’s run-in with the law drew public attention not only because she had an open bottle of vodka in her car and a blood-alcohol level three times the legal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/18/2014 12:45:21 PM     (No. 9970556)

Rick needs to sue the witch into Hades. Make her spend her personal money defending her out of control charges with a faux inditement as well as a Dim loaded grand Jury.

We used to say a DA dould indite a watermellon for stealing dirt and water...well with Dims it happens all the time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/18/2014 1:24:16 PM     (No. 9970616)

The Wall Street Journal´s lead editorial at the end of an excellent analysis of what has happened and why it´s a really bad thing, suggests that Perry file a counter-suit against the DA (not the drunk, but her surrogate) who filed the indictment and his staff, PERSONALLY. A personal suit would prevent Travis County from paying their legal fees, while Perry is protected by the State of Texas.

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