Re: Rick Perry...a victim of Texas style Justice?
posted at 8/20/2014 1:21 PM EDT
In response to high-road's comment:
In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
Perry takes a good mug shot.
This case is like free publicity for Perry 2016. He acted as the CEO of Texas and got rid of a DA who had a 0.3+ BAC when pulled over for DUI. That's something to run on. Once the silliness of the indicted is resolved Perry will be stronger for it. Even the NYT editorial yesterday backed Perry as most of his 2016 opponents who've commented on it.
That's not within his purview as governor.
The DA is an elected office in TX and only the voters or a violation of the duties of her office can remove her ... or I would assume impeachment by the legislature of the jurisdiction whom elected her.
It's funny that you think that governors should have the power to remove elected officials ... but only if they are on the opposite political side of course..
Ya, that's not a situation ripe for abuse .... */ Sarcasm off /*
You dont know what you are talking about. The Governor expressed his desire for a county DA to resign, who was convicted for drunk driving. He had no power to fire her, he could not do so directly.
What he did have as Governor was the power to veto funding for her office. He used this power, quite properly.
Why this constitutes a violation of law and corruption is a mystery to all non-rabid moonbats.
Governor Perry has been a successful Governor by any objective standard. Texas added an average of 37,433 monthly jobs in the first half of this year, up from an average of 27,760 jobs in the first half of 2013. Texas led the nation with 371,000 jobs in the last 12 months, or a 3.3 percent annualized growth rate.
Lame misstatements about Texas jobs being minimum wage, or all related to oil, in 3...2...1