Good Day World!
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s plans for a 2016 presidential bid aren’t looking good.
He’s going to court on charges of abuse of official power and coercion of a public servant. A Texas judge refused to quash two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power, ruling that the potentially embarrassing case should proceed.
An Austin grand jury indicted Perry in August on charges of abuse of official power and coercion of a public servant. He's accused of publicly threatening, then carrying out, a veto of state funding for public corruption prosecutors after the unit's Democratic district attorney refused to resign following a drunken driving conviction.
Call me silly, but I can’t see how this is going to help “Mr. Perry” as special prosecutor, Michael McCrum, calls him.
I don’t see Republicans rallying around Perry. That’s surely not a good sign. What scant support he did have slipped out of the room when it was apparent a trial was going forward.
Perry might as well have a Scarlett A sewn on to his cowboy hat and jacket – for ABUSE of POWER, because his fellow Republicans surely don’t want to be tainted with that accusation.
Regardless of the outcome of this trial, I don’t see Mr. Perry going to Washington!
Time for me to walk on down the road…