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Why Rick Perry’s indictment could
be a political blessing in disguise

Washington Post, by Sean Sullivan

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Posted By:Drive, 8/19/2014 8:44:15 AM

Less than a week after Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts, he may be in an even stronger political position than he was before the charges hit. Several prominent Republicans have spoken out on Perry´s behalf. Conservative activists in Iowa and New Hampshire aren´t shying away. Even a well-known Democratic strategist has suggested the case against him may be flimsy. For a politician who is openly weighing another run for president, it´s a welcome turn of events: While politicians embroiled in legal fights of this magnitude typically find few public allies, Perry has

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: shamus, 8/19/2014 9:22:18 AM     (No. 9971577)

The WSJ editorial got it right yesterday when the said Perry has a first amendment right to speak freely. This absurd indictment should be dismissed with a directed verdict.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/19/2014 9:58:09 AM     (No. 9971645)

The charges are absurd, but this is no blessing in disguise. Same as absurd charges against Mitt Romney ("he pays zero taxes" and "Mitt Romney gave my husband cancer"). This smear stuff is straight out of Dem machine. Same story with Chris Chritie´s "Bridgate". another nothing burger.

Just all variations on Dems main tool: "Do you still beat your wife?"

LOFOs have the attention span of a rock.

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