Will Rick Perry's "Crime" Resonate with the Tea Party?

By Kevin Price, Publisher and Editor in Chief, USDR.

One of Kevin Price’s recent columns from the Huffington Post:

There was a time in politics where the last thing a person wanted associated with one’s name is a criminal indictment. Recently, Texas Republican Governor, Rick Perry, surrendered to authorities following an indictment for allegedly abusing his power in office. Typically, when celebrities face such actions, they find the most discreet place to “turn themselves in” and try to leave with an equal amount of discretion. Not Rick Perry. Specifically, Perry is accused of being politically motivated in using his line item veto powers to stop the funding of an agency because of the person running that particular office. According to The Washington Post, “Perry asked Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat, to step down after her drunken driving arrest and threatened withhold $7.5 million in funding for an anti-corruption unit that operates in her office if she refused. She didn’t leave. He made good on his promise to veto the money.” Lehmberg did plead guilty to the charge. It was, in Perry’s opinion, the epitome of hypocrisy for Lehmberg to stay in an office charged with prosecuting corruption, after being found guilty of a DWI.

Perry’s office coordinated with authorities (and the media), his surrendering, and proudly walked up to the Sheriff’s office and stopped to read a statement before entering the facility. That statement echoed a speech he gave immediately (read more)

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