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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dana and the Rick Perry indictment.

Dana and the Rick Perry indictment.

First, it's a spit mask, not a spit bag.  Second, a .23 bac means 0.23% of the blood is alcohol.  Not 23%. So she wasn't like 40 proof, she was like .4 proof.  

I'm glad Dana got her kicks describing Rosemary Lehmberg's arrest. The story of Rick Perry's indictment has nothing to do with her arrest, however. The story has everything to do about politics. Rosemary Lehmberg's position as district attorney in Austin, the state capital of Texas, is an important one. The Public Integrity Unit investigates lawmakers.  This was the last office Democrats had a hold of.  Were Rick Perry to have forced her out, he would have been able to pick her successor and have complete control of the state. Of course, that was not going to happen.  

Rick Perry's big blunder was trying to force her out of her job. It wasn't his place to do anything on the matter. Oh, sure, he can veto the funding for the Public Integrity Unit.  He just can't use it to force someone out of their job.

Nobody is defending Rosemary Lehmberg.  What she did is indefensible.  Her crime, however, was drunk driving.  Nothing else she's being prosecuted by the likes of Dana for matters.  She got drunk, so drunk that she not only shouldn't have been driving, she was to a point that physically she could not make smart decisions for herself. If she were to have sex that night, the man doing it could have been arrested for rape because she didn't have the faculties to legally say yes.  If she threatened to take someone's job in that state, she is not criminally liable.  If she actually does take that person's job after she sobers up, then she should be indicted.

The hard truth here is that Dana made a big mistake.  When comparing Rosemary Lehmberg's crime to Rick Perry's, she draws a parallel I'm afraid she missed.  Ms. Lehmberg went to jail for her crime.  Should Rick Perry as well?

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