Saturday, August 23, 2014

(Related update): She Should Be Put in a Chamber of Bars, Not Stars

Related update:   As noted below, many commentators from both sides of the ailse, have suggested that the Perry indictment is groundless and illegal.  Here's a Washington Post article by a leading libertarian legal scholar, Eugene Volokh, that lays out the legal basis for the unconstitutionality of Perry's prosecution.  An excerpt:
The veto power is a power of the governor, but it is more than that: It is a check on the power of the legislature. If Texas legislators want to prohibit some conduct, or appropriate money, or levy a tax, or enact any other law, they have to get a majority vote in both houses and the consent of the governor (unless they can get a 2/3 supermajority vote in both houses).
Volokh presents four more points in his argument which you can read at the link above.  This is an informative and, for a legal analysis article, accessible.  Definitely check it out.

Original post (8/18/14): Roger L. Simon, the founder of PJ Media, has a very entertaining post out about the Rick Perry indictment and the incredible stupidity of the Travis County Democrats in Texas who caused it to happen.  Great ragging on the moronic Rosemary Lehmberg and her cronies; here's a slice:
Already David Axelrod, of all people,  has taken to Twitter to defend Perry, writing “Perry indictment looks pretty sketchy.” (I’ll say!)  Since Axelrod is Obama’s chief campaign honcho, what’s up with that?
Well, it’s one of two things.  Either Axelrod has recently had a lobotomy or the Democrats are worried  the Travis County clowns have overreached and are fouling things up for 2016.  I’ll go with the latter. In fact,  I’ll go so far as to say they overreached big time and handed both Perry and Republicans in general a club to hit them with.
Let's hope Simon is right.  And in case you really don't know what this post is talking about, click here. And definitely make sure to watch the video of Lehmberg in custody...she's a beauty.