Hey, Texas Democrats… when even the NY Times says you’ve gone too far, maybe it’s time to back off.
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is one of the least thoughtful and most damaging state leaders in America, having done great harm to immigrants, abortion clinics and people without health insurance during his 14 years in office. But bad political judgment is not necessarily a felony, and the indictment handed up against him on Friday — given the facts so far — appears to be the product of an overzealous prosecution.
It’s obvious the NYT editors have no love for Gov. Perry, which isn’t surprising. But after listing all the things that make him eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil in their eyes, their conclusion that the prosecution was “overzealous” is that much more interesting.
Perhaps the NYT editors had read this article from The Hill, which makes it appear that the charges are backfiring, big time.
Republicans– and several possible 2016 foes — are rallying behind Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) after his indictment Friday on charges of coercion of a public official and abuse of official capacity.
While the charges have provided fodder for Democratic attacks, the indictment could actually give the Texas governor an unintentional boost within the GOP field.
What this indictment did was put Perry’s name in the headlines again, and in a manner almost guaranteed to win him points amongst the people who don’t look to Uncle Sugar for everything. It also solidified his new image as a man fighting against the entrenched bureaucracy, which got its start when he sent Texas National Guard troops to the border in response to Obama’s wave of illegals.
All in all, this looks like a major blunder by the Democrats in Austin.