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I hear a lot about how the lawsuit against Rick Perry is just politicians playing political games.  I’m not going to disagree.  The people who are saying this are the same ones trying to sue the president, talking about impeaching the president and impeached Bill Clinton for lying about receiving oral sex.  I don’t think we should ever forget that last one.

Rick Perry will probably win his case and that’s fine.  He’s leaving office soon.  He can’t do much more damage to the country or his state.  Texas is already last in just about every category except executing the mentally retarded.

It’s not against the law Rick Perry vetoed some funding.  It’s against the law that Rick Perry threatened to veto funding unless an elected official resigned.  An elected official in charge of a department investigating politicians for criminal acts.  Oops!

But it’s like I said before:  It doesn’t matter at this point if Perry is convicted or not.  The damage is done.  He’s shown the country he’s not ready to be a prime time player.  It’s not like this country has a history of electing inarticulate, clueless, cowboy governors of Texas to be president.  Right?

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  •  LOVE this cartoon! (1+ / 0-)
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    Please note that lamps in the Magic Lamp Emporium are on a genie time-share program so there may be a slight delay in wish fulfillment. (◕‿◕)

    by Mopshell on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 04:11:34 AM PDT

  •  claytoonz - I thought the impeachment of Bill (0+ / 0-)

    Clinton was a farce, but to make your diary accurate you should add that he was impeached for lying under oath  He subsequently had his law license suspended. It wasn't just the lying, all politicians lie, it was the circumstances of the lie. Bill Clinton, lawyer, law professor, and Attorney General of Arkansas, knew better. You can't lie under oath, it is a fundamental element of our legal system.

    "let's talk about that" uid 92953

    by VClib on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 05:04:32 AM PDT

  •  No, this is not just another lawsuit (0+ / 0-)

    this is a criminal indictment. Similar to the thing that finally took Tom "The Hammer" DeLay out of DC.

    The charges against Perry, in plain words, amount to blackmail.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Aug 21, 2014 at 02:32:05 PM PDT

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