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Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities: Does he lose in the end?
Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 08/19/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Even the New York Times editorial board thinks the grand jury indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is baseless. In an editorial dripping with contempt for their own conclusions, the Times is compelled to confess that there is really no there there.

“One has to read this editorial to appreciate the angst it engendered in the Gray Lady’s panel of handwringers,” Ed Morrissey observed. “It’s an expert lesson in the use of weasel words.”

Conservatives have rallied to Perry’s side following this baseless indictment. Democrats have scrambled to disassociate themselves from his accusers. Many thought that Perry may end up emerging, paradoxically, in a better political position for having been indicted on corruption charges.

But Rosemary Lehmberg, the local district attorney who managed to secure this indictment and who many believe was exacting political retribution against Perry after he sought her removal from the bench for her DUI arrest, may end up with the last laugh.

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to turn himself into authorities Tuesday afternoon at a local Texas jail on the heels of his indictment for alleged abuse of power, a member of the governor’s legal team told Fox News,” a report read on Tuesday. “Fox News has learned Perry will have his mugshot and fingerprints taken.”

That’s really bad news for those who backed Perry’s prospective 2016 presidential campaign. No matter how frivolous the charges Perry faces, and they are frivolous, few politicians can recover from having a police mugshot follow them around wherever they go. And Perry’s mugshot will do just that in 2015 and 2016.

Life isn’t fair, and neither are high-dollar Republican donors – the kind of people a prospective candidate needs to woo in order to mount an even remotely competitive presidential campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: indictment; rickperry; texas
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1 posted on 08/19/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

His presidential aspirations were in the crapper after 2012’s debacle. This might be a blessing for his career. Now many conservatives love him. And many liberals sympathize with him.


2 posted on 08/19/2014 2:55:19 PM PDT by sagar
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps he was hoping that by doing this today, there would not be much on the news about it tonight, since there is that situation in MO of the unarmed teenager being shot down in cold blood by a white police officer.


3 posted on 08/19/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SeekAndFind

The drunk, corrupt, witch who abused her power to bring this nonsense needs to be the poster girl of the Democratic Party.


4 posted on 08/19/2014 2:57:49 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: SeekAndFind
Quote from story: "Even the New York Times editorial board thinks the grand jury indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is baseless."

True, but it's the headline that the media will spin for the low information voters and public that matters.
5 posted on 08/19/2014 2:58:03 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Throw the garbage out. Pray for America!)
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To: sagar

RE: His presidential aspirations were in the crapper after 2012’s debacle

Everyone points to his debate brain freeze as the moment when he lost the 2012 nomination.

SEE HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5i7Zq7cSfY

I personally thought that was a MINOR issue.


6 posted on 08/19/2014 2:58:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: NEMDF

Mugshot or no. He is being viewed as a political prisoner in a way, and the mugshot becomes a non-issue.


7 posted on 08/19/2014 2:59:04 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perry needs to remember this AND EVERY LOWLIFE COMMIE ‘RAT SOB INVOLVED IN THIS FIASCO. Karma can be a real b*tch!!!!


8 posted on 08/19/2014 2:59:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: SeekAndFind
...."there is really no there there".....


9 posted on 08/19/2014 3:00:44 PM PDT by caww
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To: BigEdLB

Or he could use the mug shot in a campaign advert with the caption;

“This is what the democrats do to people that disagree with them”


10 posted on 08/19/2014 3:01:57 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: NEMDF

Another shooting in St. Louis today.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/st-louis-cops-shoot-kill-man-near-ferguson-crowd-gathers-n184216

Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a black man who came within several
feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday a few miles from the turbulent suburb
Ferguson, authorities said.


11 posted on 08/19/2014 3:02:08 PM PDT by deport
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Vic Feazell, McClennon County Texas DA, was arrested on all kinds of trumped up charges in the 80s when he was right in the middle of a re-election campaign. He had bumper stickers made up of two fists breaking handcuffs. He won in a landslide. Then he fought the charges and not only won, Channel 8 in Dallas paid him millions for libel.

Perry can turn this indictment into a plus.


12 posted on 08/19/2014 3:06:59 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: deport

Perry just completed a presser, turned and walked through the door to turn
himself in. NBC had the presser on live.


13 posted on 08/19/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT by deport
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To: sagar

I would make the mug shot a campaign poster:
DEMOCRATS: MAKING CONSERVATISM A CRIME


14 posted on 08/19/2014 3:09:18 PM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t worry Hotair. This will rev up donation to Perry.

The lush’s photo didn’t seem to hurt her until she attacked the Gov.


15 posted on 08/19/2014 3:09:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He should pardon himself.


16 posted on 08/19/2014 3:10:30 PM PDT by celmak
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To: SeekAndFind

If “existing while republican” becomes a crime, then perhaps no laws apply any more...


17 posted on 08/19/2014 3:12:07 PM PDT by MortMan (All those in favor of gun control raise both hands!)
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To: deport

One should always turn themselves in so as not to get arrested. Then there is no arrest on file. Right?


18 posted on 08/19/2014 3:12:21 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good riddence to La Raza Rickie.


19 posted on 08/19/2014 3:13:13 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is hotair another wholly owned subsidiary of the Bush Family Empire?
20 posted on 08/19/2014 3:13:31 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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