Posted by Curt on 16 August, 2014 at 3:33 pm. 16 comments already!


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Perry’s 2016 campaign slogan has been made, courtesy of the Democrats.

Rick Perry responsed to this obvious abuse of power and he didn’t pull any punches:


“It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution,” Perry said at a news conference. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen.”

Perry spoke a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat.

The governor called his indictment “a farce of a prosecution,” that it would be “revealed for what it is” and that those responsible would be held accountable.

“I intend to fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes and I intend to win,” Perry said.

Even leftists are shaking their heads. Jonathan Chait:

They say a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this always seemed like hyperbole, until Friday night a Texas grand jury announced an indictment of governor Rick Perry. The “crime” for which Perry faces a sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison is vetoing funding for a state agency. The conventions of reporting — which treat the fact of an indictment as the primary news, and its merit as a secondary analytic question — make it difficult for people reading the news to grasp just how farfetched this indictment is.

…The theory behind the indictment is flexible enough that almost any kind of political conflict could be defined as a “misuse” of power or “coercion” of one’s opponents. To describe the indictment as “frivolous” gives it far more credence than it deserves. Perry may not be much smarter than a ham sandwich, but he is exactly as guilty as one.

As you can tell, he has no love lost for Perry, but he knows bullshit when he see’s it. Patterico takes apart the indictment here and Eugene Volokh writes about it here. Read them both. Well worth the time.

This is going to backfire on Democrats….

Title courtesy of Katie Pavlich

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