Rick Perry hires defense attorney
It’s pretty clear that Perry used Lehmberg’s DUI as an excuse to gut the Public Integrity Unit, which not only began the prosecution of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, but also prosecuted criminal violations of state environmental law. Neither of those two things are very much popular in Rick Perry’s universe, so when he saw an opportunity to target the office, he seized it, saying he would block the funding if Lehmberg didn’t resign, a move that would have allowed Perry to select her replacement.
Rick Perry vetoed the funding for the Public Integrity Unit even though it’s obvious that the actions of one woman – Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg – didn’t impact the Unit’s viability or negate its necessity.
Here’s hoping that Texans finally recognize that they’ve been royally messed with, and that this is hardly the first time.
Rick Perry and his cronies aren’t good for Texas. They’ve never tried to be. They’re good for each other.
DNA-discredited dog handler Keith Pikett mucked up @2,500 criminal investigations – most of them in Texas. Having each person who was wrongfully convicted via Pikett’s perjuries fight for their freedom individually is criminally insane rights-wise and cost-wise, so Rick Perry should need a defense attorney for that matter, too; along with many others, including the wrongful execution of Cameron Todd Willingham.