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How dare Gov.Rick Perry expect a DemocRat to have integrity.

Who does Rick Perry think he is the Governor of Texas?

This is an attempt to politically lynch and destroy Rick Perry.


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So let me get this straight.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a Travis County grand jury. I’m going to sound callous for a minute so bear with me: Nevermind the penalty. Nevermind whether it helps or hurts him short term. Nevermind whether it helps or hurts him long term. Why on earth was he indicted?

Because he took a courageous stand, and drew a line in the same against a criminal serving in public office who wouldn’t resign. This isn’t about Rick Perry, this is about a leftist democrat and Travis County District Attorney named Rosemary Lehmberg. After thoroughly embarrassing all her constituents by flailing, slurring, and threatening officers in her holding cell, she pled guilty to being three times over the legal limit with a .238 BAC on April 2013. After spending 45 days in jail, she fought hard in a civil lawsuit to stay in office. She refused to resign… because… what’s a little drunk driving from a sitting District Attorney?

In accordance with the authority granted him by this little thing called the Texas Constitution, Perry threatened last year to veto part of her budget if she didn’t resign. He must have agreed with Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said “The time is always right to do what is right.”

For left-wing democrats like Rosemary Lehmberg, however, the time is only occasionally right to do what is right, and this wasn’t one of those times. She wouldn’t have part of her funding vetoed, she wouldn’t step down, she wouldn’t be held accountable for drunken driving, and so the heavily democratic grand jury in heavily democratic Austin, Texas on Friday served Perry with an indictment that carries a maximum of life in prison for the Texas Governor.

Perry’s charges include “abuse of official capacity,” a first-degree felony. Nevermind, of course, the potential abuse of a drunk-driving District Attorney. Nevermind that she is charge of prosecuting cases brought before her by police actions, while she herself should be prosecuting herself. Nevermind the supreme irony of being guilty and still leading the state’s Public Integrity Unit.

Craig McDonald, head of the watchdog group Texans for Public Justice, told prosecutors that he had “good reason to believe” that Perry committed offenses “against the peace and dignity of the state.” It is here that I would like to offer my sincere condolences for anyone else named Craig McDonald.

“Against the dignity of the state”? Are you kidding me? No, they’re not. Before you could say “character assassination opportunity,” Congressional democrats were already calling for Perry’s resignation. Not because threatening to veto a budget is illegal for a governor. But apparently, because following through on it is. Especially when you’re a Republican governor with a history of having guts.

After Perry vetoed, he said “Despite the otherwise good work (of) the Public Integrity Unit’s employees, I cannot in good conscience support continued state funding for an office with statewide jurisdiction at a time when the person charged with ultimate responsibility of that unit has lost the public’s confidence.”

How dare he stand up for integrity in the Public Integrity Unit. Does that not flabbergast you senseless? Yeah, me neither.

Oh, by the way, this is Rosemary Lehmberg, one of the most powerful District Attorneys in the state of Texas. She didn’t take her incarceration to well. In the local news video (first link), an attorney circulating a petition for Lehmberg to be removed says why: “I did it because, the short answer is it’s the right thing to do. We don’t have to demonize the person, but we need to demonize the conduct, because it’s wrong, it kills people, enough is enough.”

Hm…. Don’t demonize the person, but demonize conduct that kills people, eh? What a concept. What a concept.

But leftist activist courts and lawyers ain’t havin’ none of that! After all, a fellow law-breaking partisan is in trouble and the call has gone out to circle the wagons! Their message of leadership and integrity rang out loud and clear: “Get Rick Perry! Demonize the person! Protect those whose criminal conduct can kill! Resign, Governor Perry, for demanding integrity from the leader of the Public Integrity Unit!”

If this drunk-driving Attorney General winds up politically absolved by the demonizing of Governor Perry, maybe she’ll consider having her office go prosecute the judge who sentenced her to 45 days in jail.

And I’m not even kidding. These people are shameless lawbreakers, and I’m ashamed to read their names in conjunction with our justice system.

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” –George Orwell