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Perry Indictment Looks 'Pretty Thin' "Fishy' and 'Sketchy' Say ...Far Left Libs?

In what is being viewed as a blatant political hit-job, Governor Rick Perry was indicted yesterday for abuse of power for following through on his threat to veto funding for the Travis County District Attorney's public integrity unit. 

Perry was pressuring Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to leave office after she was arrested for driving while intoxicated last year and her disgraceful behavior made national headlines.

In April 2013, Lehmberg was arrested after a witness called 911, describing her as driving erratically, swerving back and forth into the bike lane, and into oncoming traffic. Officers at the scene reportedly found an open bottle of vodka in her car, and a blood sample obtained later that evening purportedly showed a blood alcohol level of 0.239—almost three times the legal limit—even that many hours later.

Not only did her arrest attracted headlines, but her belligerent behavior after she was brought to the police station—all captured on video tape—drew attention, as well. Lehmberg is seen blaming the police for destroying her political career, yelling and insulting them; demanding that they call Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton; sticking out her tongue; making faces; kicking at the door to her cell; and eventually getting restrained with leg irons, being strapped to a chair and wearing what is commonly referred to as a “spit mask,” which is usually used when a detainee is spitting or biting.

Many on the right are welcoming the indictment because they don't believe it will go anywhere and it may actually benefit Perry's political fortunes. In this nakedly partisan hit job, one party comes off looking much better than the other.

Some on the left are thinking the same thing. 

Via Twitchy, Timothy Noah, "a left-of-center journalist and author who writes for MSNBC.com" warned Democrats to "proceed with caution."

Even David "the Red" Axelrod thinks the indictment is "pretty sketchy."


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