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(KHOU Houston)   Governor Rick Perry removes an offensive Twitter photo about the Texas DA he tried to force resign and claims it was an unauthorized posting. Oops   (khou.com) divider line 128
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2014-09-01 02:18:20 AM  
He wasn't indicted by Lehmberg. Oops.
 
2014-09-01 02:56:14 AM  
I don't always get drunk. But when I do, I go to New Hampshire and give some lovin' to sweet, sweet maple syrup.
 
2014-09-01 03:08:43 AM  
images.villagevoice.com
 
2014-09-01 05:03:58 AM  
hurr you libs tears r gonna taste good when the charges don't stick durr
I'm not defending Perry or derp anything but you libs durr
hurrr
durrrrrrrrrr
 
2014-09-01 07:54:17 AM  
Her skin looks thicker than most.
Leathery even.
 
2014-09-01 08:01:37 AM  
Dorothy Lehmberg

"Yeah. I'm gonna have to ask you to go ahead and take that shiat down. I'll send you another copy of this memo."
 
2014-09-01 08:13:09 AM  
It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around. Not so bad for Democrats who will just need to find a likable candidate to run against him to win.
 
2014-09-01 08:13:20 AM  
Offensive?  I thought it was going to be something like Sarah Palin in a bikini.  This isn't offensive at all. It's actually almost funny.
 
2014-09-01 08:19:47 AM  
So Texans elected a teenage girl as their governor?
 
2014-09-01 08:21:07 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-09-01 08:23:26 AM  
If enough people pray for Rick Perry, these problems should go away.  Maybe yet another prayer rally is in order?
 
2014-09-01 08:26:12 AM  
So when will the GOP be putting out T-shirts with the image on them?
 
2014-09-01 08:26:30 AM  
So, he wants us to think he can handle being the president while he can't even make his own tweets, some of the times at least.  Who is it that did it then, and which thoughts on that feed are his? Which have been made by someone who obviously isn't the person you want pretending to be you?
Or perhaps, it's just forgetting which alt he was logged in as?  That one seems a bit more respectable then having someone fake your words.
 
2014-09-01 08:27:01 AM  

skinink: It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around.


We presume you'll be saying the same thing about Hillary if she runs in 2016.  Correct?
 
2014-09-01 08:28:15 AM  
Although the tweets were sent from Perry's verified account, it was unclear who does the actual posting for the feed.

You can delegate authority but you can't delegate responsibility.
 
2014-09-01 08:33:49 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: He wasn't indicted by Lehmberg. Oops.


Yes that is part of the misinformation campaign. It's a federal indictment. So Obama for this crowd.
 
2014-09-01 08:34:51 AM  

NutWrench: Although the tweets were sent from Perry's verified account, it was unclear who does the actual posting for the feed.

You can delegate authority but you can't delegate responsibility.


This is a politics thread on Fark.  If you can't post something whack-a-doodle, don't post anything at all.
 
2014-09-01 08:35:50 AM  

Joe Bolt: skinink: It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around.

We presume you'll be saying the same thing about Hillary if she runs in 2016.  Correct?


It *will* be sad for the Republicans if Hillary runs in 2016.
 
2014-09-01 08:36:23 AM  

Spanky McStupid: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 315x395]


Yep.
 
2014-09-01 08:39:20 AM  
We all have a crazy aunt on Facebook.

Not all of us let her post from official gubernatorial accounts.
 
2014-09-01 08:39:39 AM  
FTFAIt is unclear when the @GovernorPerry Twitter account posted the Lehmberg photo, but Perry tweeted "I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down" around 8:20 p.m. Sunday

Perry's explanation reeks of Reagan's famously vague "mistakes were made" style of dealing with screw ups. I'd like to see someone push Perry for more details on this, on camera, just to see how much they bothered to flesh out their explanation beyond "oops." Exactly who posted the photo to your account? How and when did you become aware of it? Who took it down?
 
2014-09-01 08:41:48 AM  

Joe Bolt: skinink: It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around.

We presume you'll be saying the same thing about Hillary if she runs in 2016.  Correct?


Really, though 2016 is still far off but at the moment who do you see on the Republican side who:


1) is a viable candidate
2) will not be hindered by the RNC/Tea Party from running the campaign the nominee wants or needs to run?


As it is the Republicans cannot run a decent national campaign. Maybe by 2016 they'll get their shiat together but I would be surprised.

 
2014-09-01 08:45:59 AM  
Is it normal operating procedure in Texas to use veto power to cancel a budget in order to remove someone from office BECAUSE they are a diseased alcoholic?  How did Perry treat Republicans afflicted with the same disease?  I would like to know more about Gov. Perry's use of the veto.  Further, was  Lehmberg actually getting treatment when this possibly vindictive, seemingly ruthless and callous action occurred?  This might be a case of ABUSE of Power.  I want to know more and am glad he got indicted to bring this to an airing in public.  I am troubled by Gov. Perry's reaction to this as well.  He seems to be making jokes on the internet of someone's personal afflictions showing a basic lack of compassion.
 
2014-09-01 08:55:43 AM  

LordBeavis: NutWrench: Although the tweets were sent from Perry's verified account, it was unclear who does the actual posting for the feed.

You can delegate authority but you can't delegate responsibility.

This is a politics thread on Fark.  If you can't post something whack-a-doodle, don't post anything at all.


*penis*
 
2014-09-01 08:56:36 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: We all have a crazy aunt on Facebook.

Not all of us let her post from official gubernatorial accounts.


You're doing it wrong.
 
2014-09-01 08:56:48 AM  
For a second there I was distracted from the fact that Perry, a Democrat turned Republican, was indicted by a Republican special prosecutor and a Republican Judge. One second, exactly. For one second I was meditating on how Perry became a mllionaire while in office.
 
2014-09-01 08:58:08 AM  

LordBeavis: NutWrench: Although the tweets were sent from Perry's verified account, it was unclear who does the actual posting for the feed.

You can delegate authority but you can't delegate responsibility.

This is a politics thread on Fark.  If you can't post something whack-a-doodle, don't post anything at all.


FEMA camps!
 
2014-09-01 09:01:18 AM  

SamWaters: Is it normal operating procedure in Texas to use veto power to cancel a budget in order to remove someone from office BECAUSE they are a diseased alcoholic?  How did Perry treat Republicans afflicted with the same disease?  I would like to know more about Gov. Perry's use of the veto.  Further, was  Lehmberg actually getting treatment when this possibly vindictive, seemingly ruthless and callous action occurred?  This might be a case of ABUSE of Power.  I want to know more and am glad he got indicted to bring this to an airing in public.  I am troubled by Gov. Perry's reaction to this as well.  He seems to be making jokes on the internet of someone's personal afflictions showing a basic lack of compassion.


The previous Republican governor of Texas had a DUI, and it was rumored his well-connected father made several others go away.
 
2014-09-01 09:05:30 AM  

SamWaters: Is it normal operating procedure in Texas to use veto power to cancel a budget in order to remove someone from office BECAUSE they are a diseased alcoholic?  How did Perry treat Republicans afflicted with the same disease?  I would like to know more about Gov. Perry's use of the veto.  Further, was  Lehmberg actually getting treatment when this possibly vindictive, seemingly ruthless and callous action occurred?  This might be a case of ABUSE of Power.  I want to know more and am glad he got indicted to bring this to an airing in public.  I am troubled by Gov. Perry's reaction to this as well.  He seems to be making jokes on the internet of someone's personal afflictions showing a basic lack of compassion.


I live with my mom

/ ya ain't even trying
 
2014-09-01 09:06:50 AM  

veedeevadeevoodee: SamWaters: Is it normal operating procedure in Texas to use veto power to cancel a budget in order to remove someone from office BECAUSE they are a diseased alcoholic?  How did Perry treat Republicans afflicted with the same disease?  I would like to know more about Gov. Perry's use of the veto.  Further, was  Lehmberg actually getting treatment when this possibly vindictive, seemingly ruthless and callous action occurred?  This might be a case of ABUSE of Power.  I want to know more and am glad he got indicted to bring this to an airing in public.  I am troubled by Gov. Perry's reaction to this as well.  He seems to be making jokes on the internet of someone's personal afflictions showing a basic lack of compassion.

I live with my mom

/ ya ain't even trying


Whoa ... 0slashie10 now equals "I live with my mom" ?
 
2014-09-01 09:08:22 AM  
I WAS HACKED!
 
2014-09-01 09:09:24 AM  
veedeevadeevoodee:

Whoa ... 0slashie10 now equals "I live with my mom" ?

That's new. It was "I'm pregnant" the other week.
 
2014-09-01 09:12:09 AM  
veedeevadeevoodee:

Whoa ... 0slashie10 now equals "I live with my mom" ?

Yep. For a little while now.
 
2014-09-01 09:17:27 AM  
Doesn't really help the "cutting the funding wasn't political" defense.
 
2014-09-01 09:19:02 AM  

Joe Bolt: skinink: It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around.

We presume you'll be saying the same thing about Hillary if she runs in 2016.  Correct?


Not sure what you're talking about.  Hillary was pretty much tied with Obama all the way to the convention.  She was a strong contender for many months, unlike "Oops" Perry.

I'm not crazy about her as a candidate, but to imply she's a weak candidate that did poorly is just stupid.
 
2014-09-01 09:19:23 AM  
It's hard to get excited about his story. It's one of those "on the one hand.....on the other hand" conversations.
No heroes or villians - just bad comic opera.
 
2014-09-01 09:30:16 AM  
to be fair, that woman seems like a horrible person. "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?" Ugh.
 
2014-09-01 09:31:42 AM  

Joe Bolt: skinink: It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around.

We presume you'll be saying the same thing about Hillary if she runs in 2016.  Correct?


Unlike Perry, Hillary has a sort of cult following in her party that will viciously attack anybody questioning her sainthood. This, of course, will ensure her nomination in the primaries, while at the same time convincing the moderate center who are not interested in having another POTUS with a cult following.
 
2014-09-01 09:33:13 AM  

SamWaters: Is it normal operating procedure in Texas to use veto power to cancel a budget in order to remove someone from office BECAUSE they are a diseased alcoholic?  How did Perry treat Republicans afflicted with the same disease?  I would like to know more about Gov. Perry's use of the veto.  Further, was  Lehmberg actually getting treatment when this possibly vindictive, seemingly ruthless and callous action occurred?  This might be a case of ABUSE of Power.  I want to know more and am glad he got indicted to bring this to an airing in public.  I am troubled by Gov. Perry's reaction to this as well.  He seems to be making jokes on the internet of someone's personal afflictions showing a basic lack of compassion.

To answer your concern, it's a little known fact that the Governor of Texas, when it's a Republican, is personally responsible for micromanaging the diagnosis and treatment and broadcasting of all addictive diseases in Democrats holding elective office as he is for micromanaging the bodies of all females in the state as to any medical attention they require.  To have the time to do so requires privatizing other functions of government in order to enrich deserving friends and passing off responsibility to unknowns.

Your interest and curiosity in learning the finer points of governing in Texas is admirable.

The incumbent governor has some large boots to fill. The previous governor, whom we shall simply call W, raised the bar when he appointed an Arabian horse association head to manage FEMA.

You also speak of an interest in alcoholism as a disease. You might want to Google Alcoholics Anonymous, self-described as a fellowship of men and women whose one goal is to stay sober and help other alcoholics.

Thank you for sharing. And keep coming back!
 
2014-09-01 09:37:01 AM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: Joe Bolt: skinink: It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around.

We presume you'll be saying the same thing about Hillary if she runs in 2016.  Correct?

Unlike Perry, Hillary has a sort of cult following in her party that will viciously attack anybody questioning her sainthood. This, of course, will ensure her nomination in the primaries, while at the same time convincing the moderate center who are not interested in having another POTUS with a cult following.


So you think the republicans will pick up the moderate vote?

Do you understand how ridiculous that sounds?
 
2014-09-01 09:37:13 AM  
I'll take his word if he says it was accidental, but it is a good move on his part to keep the drunken da in the news
 
2014-09-01 09:39:33 AM  
I'm not offended. The drunkest Democrat in Texas is statistically likely to be a step up from Perry, in terms of brains.
 
2014-09-01 09:42:08 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: He wasn't indicted by Lehmberg. Oops.


Get the lights folks.
 
2014-09-01 09:42:48 AM  
I wasn't offended.
 
2014-09-01 09:46:01 AM  

Tigger: Next week's Tom Sawyer: Joe Bolt: skinink: It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around.

We presume you'll be saying the same thing about Hillary if she runs in 2016.  Correct?

Unlike Perry, Hillary has a sort of cult following in her party that will viciously attack anybody questioning her sainthood. This, of course, will ensure her nomination in the primaries, while at the same time convincing the moderate center who are not interested in having another POTUS with a cult following.

So you think the republicans will pick up the moderate vote?

Do you understand how ridiculous that sounds?


And.... I think we just found our first cult member. Like so many, you think moderates are receptive to democrats because they dislike republicans. When in fact, they dislike democrats as well.

Honestly, it really depends on who the republicans run as their candidate. Against Rand Paul or Chris Christie, Hillary would be sunk. Against Ted Cruz, I think the moderate vote will just stay home.
 
2014-09-01 09:49:09 AM  
You mean whoever handles ricks twitter also handles a smear PAC? Imagine that, those connected.
 
2014-09-01 09:52:13 AM  

SamWaters: Is it normal operating procedure in Texas to use veto power to cancel a budget in order to remove someone from office BECAUSE they are a diseased alcoholic?  How did Perry treat Republicans afflicted with the same disease?  I would like to know more about Gov. Perry's use of the veto.  Further, was  Lehmberg actually getting treatment when this possibly vindictive, seemingly ruthless and callous action occurred?  This might be a case of ABUSE of Power.  I want to know more and am glad he got indicted to bring this to an airing in public.  I am troubled by Gov. Perry's reaction to this as well.  He seems to be making jokes on the internet of someone's personal afflictions showing a basic lack of compassion.


Well, he didn't do it for the Republican DAs who were caught drunk driving, so I'd say it wasn't normal.
 
2014-09-01 09:53:51 AM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: Tigger: Next week's Tom Sawyer: Joe Bolt: skinink: It'll be disappointing if he ever becomes the Republican nominee. Sad for the Republicans because they'll forgot how poorly he did the last time around.

We presume you'll be saying the same thing about Hillary if she runs in 2016.  Correct?

Unlike Perry, Hillary has a sort of cult following in her party that will viciously attack anybody questioning her sainthood. This, of course, will ensure her nomination in the primaries, while at the same time convincing the moderate center who are not interested in having another POTUS with a cult following.

So you think the republicans will pick up the moderate vote?

Do you understand how ridiculous that sounds?

And.... I think we just found our first cult member. Like so many, you think moderates are receptive to democrats because they dislike republicans. When in fact, they dislike democrats as well.

Honestly, it really depends on who the republicans run as their candidate. Against Rand Paul or Chris Christie, Hillary would be sunk. Against Ted Cruz, I think the moderate vote will just stay home.


Rand Paul *snicker*
 
2014-09-01 09:57:15 AM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: And.... I think we just found our first cult member.


Are you sure you're not thinking of Sarah Palin with this cult nonsense?
 
2014-09-01 10:04:06 AM  
So, pretty much everyone - left and right and in between - agrees that based on what we know at this time, these charges are a stretch at best and retaliatory at worst. So all Perry has to do is bide his time and be quiet and let the truth come out and he'd walk away smelling like a rose. Can he do that? No. He has to release silly shirts, consider it "sticking it to the libs" when even "the libs" think this whole thing is stupid, and make idiotic posts to Twitter.

And this is why the man is unfit for the office of President. He can't see the big picture, or see the end game. He can't sit and wait something out that will resolve itself, when almost everyone universally agrees with him.  Well, at least now I feel less bad for having to repeatedly defend Rick Perry, since he's screwing this up so badly all on his own.

And I reserve the right to revise my opinion based on new information.
 
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