Published: Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 9:50 p.m. MDT
“Pressuring a convicted lawbreaker to leave office probably sounds
legitimate.”I don’t think it’s legitimate at all.
Perry used the threat of veto in an attempt to force a political rival out of
office. She got a DUI, and Perry had the arrogance and remarkably bad judgment
to actually threaten to veto a bill if she refused to resign.That
would be like Obama threatening to veto a funding bill if a member of Congress
doesn’t resign. It’s unethical.So, “Pressuring a
convicted lawbreaker to leave office probably sounds legitimate” huh?
That means it would be OK for Obama to pressure Idaho’s Republican (and
LDS) Senator Mike Crapo, who was convicted of a DUI just outside the DC beltway
in 2012, to resign from office.What do you think Republicans? Would
it be OK with you if Obama threatened to veto a funding bill in order to get
this “convicted lawbreaker” to resign?
Ya can laugh till ya cry but now it seems that our crying has turned to a laugh.
It seems to me that the editorial writer for the Deseret News should have read
this piece before writing today's editorial. The Perry indictment is more
than it appears on the surface.
What we're seeing is the failure of the 4th Estate. If the media had done
its job, there would have been many politicians from all parties exposed. Why
didn't the drunk driving arrest of the lady politician in Texas get full
coverage? Should someone who can't control herself be in a position of
authority? Should she be trusted to "dig up dirt" on someone that the
Democrats want to defeat? Is that the message that the Democrats are giving?
If Perry is guilty of abusing power, then prosecute him; but, let an
impartial person verify the details.While we're slinging arrows
at politicians, let's fully investigate Harry Reid and the land tortoise
scam in Nevada. Let's fully investigate the Benghazi cover-up. Let's
fully investigate Fast and Furious. Let's fully investigate the sudden
appearance of 60,000 children on our Southern boarder, and the failure of the
government to properly process those children before sending them to other
States. Let's fully investigate Obama's refusal to implement
ObamaCare, as written. Let's expect the 4th Estate to do its
job, regardless of whose toes are stepped on.
Mike Richards; I like your comment. Along with freedom of the press, comes a
responsibility to accuratley report the news.
@Mike RichardsSouth Jordan, UtahWhile we're slinging
arrows at politicians, let's fully investigate George W Bush and the
Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. Let's fully investigate the 6,000 dead
seervice men and women. Let's fully investigate the 75,000 wounded.
Let's fully investigate the 15,000 suicides from PTSD. Let's fully
investigate $5 Trillions spent with absolutelky NO accountability. Let's
fully investigate $25 Billion of no-bid contracts awarded to Vice President Dick
Cheney's companies.BTW -- I'm now laughing at the
same man who fell on his own sword defending Utah's AG John Swallow and
former AG Mark Shurtleff....
LDS Liberal, You can laugh all you want, but in the Country that I
live in, we are innocent until PROVEN guilty. Perhaps in your mind the trial
has already taken place; but in reality, that trial is somewhere in the future.
Go ahead and pass judgement. You'll be privileged to receive the same
judgement that you passed on others. That judgement will be just and each of us
will reap what we have sowed.You can condemn George Bush all you
want, but the blood of 250,000 citizens of IRAQ testify against you and those
who condemn George Bush. They were gassed by their leader. Their martyrdom
testifies against you and those like you who cast stones at others.You might want to reflect on who will testify for you. Each of us will have
our day when we will hope that someone, somewhere will say something that will
help us, but a lifetime of actions will determine the verdict and we will stand
as we really are before the judge.None of us can hide behind a
psuednom. Our words will condemn us and justice will be served, no matter how
"clever" we think we our.
Hey Mike Richards – “Go ahead and pass judgement.” OK . . . Perry abused his power, plain and simple.He did not veto
the bill based on its merits. He vetoed it in order to extort concessions that
had nothing to do with the bill.He’s guilty of coercion and
abuse of power.Thanks for asking.
Mike Richards was one of Swallows most ardent defenders. I remember him calling
Swallow as "innocent as a baby." Now we're supposed to trust him
when he talks about Perry? Sorry, you've lost that credibility IMO.
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