Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted by grand jury

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    Oops - Rick Perry Indicted

    Does he have to go in for fingerprints and mug shots?



    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/texas-perry-indicted-coercion-veto-threat-25003869
     
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    Indeed. Four out of the last seven Illinois Governors have been to prison.

    The videos of the Travis County DA being pulled over, field sobriety test, and booking are interesting.

    .23 BAC? She should have resigned.
     
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    I was under the impression that a governor was allowed to veto. Think Obama will get indicted if he vetoes?
     
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    The point, it eludes you.
     
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    From the Article:

    The veto isn't the problem. Using the power of veto to attempt to pressure someone to quit their job is the problem. The grand jury saw it that way as well.

    My guess is that he'll try to find a way to drag this out until he's out of office, then it becomes a non-issue. Otherwise, if another Red gets elected governor, a pardon is most likely.

    BL.
     
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    Perry is indicted for using the treat of a veto to pressure a public servant to resign.

    The Texas Grand Jury was presented evidence, heard testimony and based in that chose to indict.

    Seems pretty straight forward to me.
     
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    If there was a game where you had to relate anything and everything to Obama you would win. Like every time.

    7 degrees of Obama Hate.

    You have my permission to patent that sh**.


    Regarding our esteemed Governor....one less nut to worry about in 2016. :D
     
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Please. That was patented years ago.

    Don't waste SD's time ... or falsely build up his hopes.
     
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    That does sound like abuse of power
     
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    TBH, it's not the biggest deal in the world to me.

    And I doubt this will have any lasting impact on Perry's campaign.

    Of all the abuses of power I've seen in my day, this is pretty small potatoes.
     
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    It's just like a governor can appoint whoever he wants to the senate when one of his state's senators resigns, but it becomes a problem when he wants money for it.
     
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    I think this is going to get tricky.

    Perry is operating within his power as governor to veto.

    Perry thought a public official should resign for being a drunk.

    I see it being very difficult to correlate the two unless there is some real evidence with a link

    Something like the Blagojevich case in Chicago, which is a perfect example of what you mentioned, is pretty clear cut. The evidence is there and above suspicion.
     
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    The person he wants to resign got a DWI while serving as district attorney. She should have resigned on her own.

     
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    Don't disagree with that, but if the actions played out as indicated in the case, then that's not right either and Perry is also at fault.
     
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    I despise Rick Perry but this looks like a political play from end to end. Texans and their wacky laws.
     
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    That's the vibe I am getting as well. Governors cut budgets all the time and sometimes their political opposition gets the cut as well.

    Unless there is some real tangible evidence, I don't see this going anywhere.
     
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    It seems to be pretty obvious that he was threatening to use the veto if she didn't resign and he would have signed it otherwise. And that is just as illegal as what Blagojevich did with the difference being that Perry is a Republican so some people think he should be able to get away with it.
     
  20. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    The Grand Jury saw the "real" evidence.

    They heard the "real" testimony.

    Apparently it wasn't as difficult to make that connection as you imagine.
     
  21. burgundyyears macrumors 6502

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    Blagejovich actually tried to sell a Senate seat, among other things, and was actually convicted. Perry, doofus as he is, just played hardball with a reprobate drunk driver and got indicted in the most liberal enclave in Texas. Even if there is some technical law violation, it's not really the same. Heck, of all the stupid things Perry has said and done, this seems one of the less bad.
     
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    I think if there was some hard evidence illustrating the absolute connection it would have been national news...like Blagojevich.
     
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    This isn't anywhere near the same level of as Blagojevich. His was a major case of corruption and abuse of power, and deserved every ounce of media scrutiny it got. This is just kinda petty and dumb.
     
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    If Rick Perry doesn't wind up getting convicted it is going to certainly help his name recognition across the United States.
     
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    Getting indicted for attempting to get a reckless drunk driver to resign, doesn't sound like its going to be a problem to the common folk.
     

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