Monday, August 25, 2014

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You Won’t Believe What Rick Perry Is Doing With His Mugshot…

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By Greg Cambell, Aug. 24, 2014,

It seems that Texas Governor Rick Perry lives by the mantra, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”

The tough-talking governor who faces an indictment for abuse of power charges has turned the tables on his accusers and is actually using the arrest to raise his profile before a likely 2016 presidential run.

In a strange twist, a PAC that supports Gov. Perry is raising money from his now-famous mugshot by putting it on tee shirts and selling them for $25 apiece.

Typically, if a top political figure like Perry is forced to sit for a mugshot, the political career is pretty much over. However, the politically-oriented charges drummed-up by Democrats are so ridiculous that Republicans and Tea Partiers are having a good laugh about the whole affair and this whole so-called “scandal” has only appeared to help the Texas Governor.

Gov. Perry was indicted for abuse of power charges after he demanded the resignation of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was arrested for drunk driving. The DA not only was arrested, but made a complete fool of herself and the office she is supposed to represent by being belligerent to police and even had to be restrained with a “spit mask” because she was spitting at police.

Gov. Perry, who believed that those who enforce the law should be held to the same standard as criminal offenders, cut funding to Lehmberg’s department after she refused to resign. Perry cut $7.5 million using his line-item veto which is reserved for the governor’s discretion.

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