Perry Begins Defense on Felony Indictment

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    I would agree with Perry if he had not tied his veto to an employee resigning their job. If that employee had been a political appointee he could have simply fired her. But, apparently she was not a political appointee. A political appointee serves at the pleasure of the governor.

    If this is his only defense he is in trouble.

    Why didn't he follow state procedures for firing her?

     
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    Well that is what is so crazy about all of this. It wouldn't even have been that hard to get to rid of her the correct way. I'd love to know what his chain of thought was here because it honestly sounds like he just didn't the rules. Man, I just don't know. It is truly bizarre.
     
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    It means that he isn't a very crafty politician.
     
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    The indictment won't survive summery judgment. It is pure left wing dirty politics. Texas is known for political corruption, especially on the left. :(
     
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    Exactly the opposite. It gives him a terrific talking point for the upcoming election cycle, "Left wing politics are corrupt and here is the proof, a politically incited prosecution." It's win win for Perry. Either she finally resigns, or is removed from office, or stays and become the poster child for Texas Democrat politics.
     
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    There is no way you can call it win-win when he is most likely going to have to either a) admit he abused his power or b) was simply ignorant of the procedures which is essentially an easy spin to make him look incompetent. Her office was investigating one of his primary initiatives, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for corruption. He also is having the state pay for his legal defense here which is somewhat unprecedented. He is going to have to really get out ahead of this if he doesn't want all of this thrown in his face come election time. There is no campaign manager in the world who would call this a win-win.

    "According to the state comptroller’s website, the governor’s office has paid his lawyer, Mr. Botsford, nearly $80,000 since June. Legal experts said that other state officials who have been accused of crimes relating to their duties have had to pay for their own defense, and this was one of the first times Texas taxpayers were paying the bill."

    - NY Times
     
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