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Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat


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  • Jimmyisliberal Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    @Worf...This country sinks without Texas does it? You are referring to the State that still prints educational text books with man riding a top dinosaurs, correct? (Apparently The D.N. cannot even believe this fact since they continue denying this extremely factual comment!) Continue telling yourself whatever is needed in order to get through another day my friend. Give me California and or the East Coast any day!

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 2:06 p.m.


    May I please refer you to an article on 4/24/14 titled "Perry's aide offered Lehmberg a job for resignation" on the "My San Antonio" website.

    Some highlights:
    Perry offered her a job within the DA's office but in an unelected position.

    He would appoint First Assistant John Neal (a Democrat) to replace her.

    He would reinstate funding if those things were done and he was not trying to shut down the office. He wanted her removed from her job because of the DWI and using her position to threaten the arresting officers.

    Please, also watch the video of her being arrested. The issue is not just about her DWI, but one should expect the District Attorney to be a law-abiding citizen while holding office.

  • Jimmytheliberal Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 1:31 p.m.

    @Worf...Quite entertaining the fact of you telling another that they do not make any sense! As usual I notice your comments and post lack something extremely crucial my dear confused Texas friend...Facts! Another day. Another rant with regurgitated Faux News rhetoric via D.N. posts.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 18, 2014 12:39 p.m.

    Compare and contrast the well being of the USA to Texas. Obama vs Perry.

    A twelve billion dollar surplus compared to a debt increase of seven trillion.

    Without Texas (the fifth largest economy in the world), this country sinks. Period!

    Like they did with Romney, only the fools would believe the lies stemming from the liberals.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 17, 2014 10:20 p.m.


    Justice begins at the top. You don't pick and choice when someone gets indicted.


    You don't make sense!

    What does conspiracy have to do with:

    * IRS Scandal
    * NSA Scandal
    * Fast and Furious--people killed by Americans guns
    * Benghazi (Actually 3 scandals)
    * Refusing to pursue voter intimidation case against Black Panthers
    * Solyndra (That's just one company in Obama's "Green" crony capitalism)
    * VA Scandal
    * Failure to recognize the separation of powers and acting like a third world thug totalitarian

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Aug. 17, 2014 6:55 p.m.

    Hey Worf -

    "Stimulus package? Obamacare? Solyndra? Releasing terrorists? Guns to Mexican cartels? Not protecting the borders . . . "

    Yep . . . A whole bunch of bogus criticisms dreamed up by Republicans that really only serve to highlight the Republican propensity for whining.

    And none of it has anything to do with Perry's problems with indictments.

    It's just too bad that Perry saw fit to shut down the state's integrity unit.

    Maybe he thought they were getting too close to finding out things he would prefer to keep secret.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Aug. 16, 2014 9:27 p.m.

    If he made the threat publicly it indicates he has nothing to hide. I think that it is a non-scandal.
    "If you are hiding something, it means, you have something to hide."

    Having said that, the people who indicted him did the Republicans a big favor. They probably didn't want to, but that is what has happened.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 5:55 p.m.


    I will tell you what sven you get enough evidance to get a grand jury to indict Obama (as Perry has been) on any of your conserecy theories and we can talk about being outraged.

  • Jimmytheliberal Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 4:27 p.m.

    To all neo-con intellectuals. Please continue with the impeachment rhetoric. All liberals thank you. Especially in 2016!

  • Jimmytheliberal Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 4:04 p.m.

    Is he able to name the three branches of government today? Please. This guy needs assistance tying his shoes. In closing. Eyeglasses do not equal I.Q. points.

  • Sven Morgan, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 3:11 p.m.

    So, let me see if I understand the liberal mindset here. On one hand Liberals want us to be outraged and demand justice when it comes to folks like Gov. Rick Perry and Utah Attorneys General Swallow and Shertleff for their scandals, but ask us to completely ignore and discount the multiple scandals of President Obama. Really? Do you folks on the Left see a problem here? Of course you don’t.

    Let me remind you of Obama's numerous scandals, which make the issues with Perry, Swallow and Shertleff pale in Comparison:

    * IRS Scandal
    * NSA Scandal
    * Fast and Furious
    * Benghazi (Actually 3 scandals)
    * Refusing to pursue voter intimidation case against Black Panthers
    * Solyndra (That's just one company in Obama's "Green" crony capitalism)
    * VA Scandal
    * Failure to recognize the separation of powers and acting like a third world thug totalitarian

    It really is amusing watching the Obama supporters getting worked up into lather about Perry, Swallow and Sherleff, but excuse or downplay the lawlessness of Obama and the Nations AG, Eric Holder.

    People are paying attention. Please, keep it up; you're only showing your hypocrisy and double standards, and putting more of a spotlight on our lawless President.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 11:42 a.m.

    Whether a result of Perry or the state legislature Texas is certainly an example of what should be done to improve this nations economy. Looks like he stumbled on this one pretty bad.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Aug. 16, 2014 10:48 a.m.



    Divert attention, flirt conspercy theories and attempt slight of hand.

    Is there a reason you are tring to divert attention away from the subject (perry) of the article?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 16, 2014 9:09 a.m.


    Stimulus package? Obamacare? Solyndra? Releasing terrorists? Guns to Mexican cartels? Not protecting the borders?

    Now! What did Perry do?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 16, 2014 7:22 a.m.

    Just call it a phony scandal! It works for our President!

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Aug. 16, 2014 6:35 a.m.

    ". . .[Perry] broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit . . . "

    Hmmmm . . . So we've got another Republican in high office, who is not supportive of "public integrity." No surprise there.

    What does a "public integrity unit" do anyway? Would it help prevent a State's Attorney General, for example, from treating his constituents like chumps ripe for exploitation?

    This is Rick Perry we're talking about here. Couldn't he just claim ignorance? Recent Republican Governors from the state of Texas are noted for not having much upstairs. And that makes them beloved in the Republican Party.

    All he needs is a few Right-leaning Republican jurists (they can't be that hard to find in Texas) to hear his case, and he will walk . . . No problem.

    Perry shouldn't sweat it. He could explain away all this indictment nonsense by claiming that Democrats were just picking on him. The sympathy vote might even get him the GOP nomination for President.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 11:35 p.m.

    Keep bring iup impeachment, every time you do it just helps democrates more.

  • Sven Morgan, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 10:10 p.m.

    If this merits an indictment, Obama's blatant disregard for our Constitution and the separation of powers should at the very least merit impeachment. Be careful what you wish for Liberals; you may end up with something you don't like.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 6:00 p.m.

    Well, that's one fewer GOP candidate for 2016.