by: the Common Constitutionalist
So in the grand tradition of Texas Republicans, Gov. Rick Perry is officially indicted, although I noticed his mug shot was a bit more presentable than was the woman who drew his ire.
So what did he do that was so criminal? Well, Rick Perry threatened to veto funding of an appropriation to support the public corruption unit in Travis County’s district attorney’s office, because it was being run by a drunken old bag, district Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg. He told the public what he would do and then he did it. He vetoed their funding because the convicted lush wouldn’t step down.
Perry didn’t see it as being proper to have a belligerent drunk as head of the office charged with combating public corruption. Go figure.
But we all know politicians aren’t supposed to do that – you know – threaten to do something and actually go through with it. They are supposed to promise to seal the border or cut spending or not raise the debt ceiling – and then do nothing. That’s the way it’s supposed to work. Rick Perry should know this.
So who filed the charges? Well, as some already know, it’s a group innocuously called “Texans for Public Justice” (TPJ). Now right here, one could stop the investigation and know who this group is. The term “public justice” is code for socialism.
But just for fun, let’s take a closer look.
Craig McDonald is the TPJ director. He launched the “watchdog” organization in 1997. Before that he was a “community organizer” in Michigan. Does anyone else come to mind? After the stint in Michigan, he moved to Washington DC to work for Ralph Nader’s “Public Citizen” group. Getting the picture? This guy is no “mainstream” advocate. He is a leftist hack.
So what about his current organization, “Texans for Public Justice”? They must need money to work on behalf of the people of Texas. Where does TPJ a get their funding, I wonder? read more