◼ “The indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry for abuse of his veto power and coercion of a public servant – is pure unadulterated hogwash! It makes D.A.s like me cringe in embarrassment,” she thundered. “No one disputes that the law gives the governor the power to veto funding.” - Nice Deb
◼ Rick Perry indictment looks, walks and quacks like political power play - Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion
The criminalization of routine politics only seems to apply to Republicans.
...Travis County itself is notoriously liberal, but you have to wonder just how bad it must be for Battleground Texas and their democrat friends statewide, if they’re forced to bank all expectations on a political play that’s almost certain to fail.
◼ Rick Perry Punches Back Against Indictment - Red State
Of course, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Rick Perry is not going to take this revenge indictment by Rosemary Lehmberg lightly. I mean, who on Earth would have the temerity to suggest that a prosecutor arrested for a DWI should step down from her office*?
◼ POLITICAL PAYBACK: RICK PERRY INDICTED IN POWER STRUGGLE WITH DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED DA OFFICE - Breitbart Texas
◼ This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably Ridiculous - Jonathan Chait/New York Magazine
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.◼ Jonathan Chait Is Correct: “This Indictment Of Rick Perry Is Unbelievably Ridiculous” (With Bonus Detailed Legal Analysis!) - Patterico