It had to happen. After 14 years as Governor, Rick Perry has finally found a convict in Texas that he claims is innocent!
First, some background: Before this week, Governor Perry claimed he had never lost a moment’s sleep about the fact that any of the 275 people has had executed as Governor might be innocent. “Texas has a very thoughtful, a very clear process,” he said during a 2011 Republican debate. “I think Americans understand justice.”
But now, after a Grand Jury considered evidence for 4 months, Rick Perry himself has been indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power, carrying combined sentences of more than 100 years.
As the Grand Jury heard, Rick Perry did exactly the things he’s accused of. It was a “thoughtful and very clear process”. Naturally, if the accused were a black or a Democrat, or in fact anyone other than Rick Perry, there is no doubt that Rick Perry would be happy to lock up the dangerous criminal and throw away the key.
But of course now things are different. Ignore those who say over the past 14 years Governor Perry “has created a widespread culture of intimidation and corruption” and should step down.
Instead, let’s focus on the unique nature of this case: For the first time ever, Rick Perry has found an accused man in Texas that he claims is innocent!