Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rick Perry’s Many Crimes and Misdemeanors

In the latest polling, 7% of Texas likely voters are still “Undecided” in the race for Governor of Texas. 

How that works given what we are all finding out about Governor Perry’s crimes and misdemeanors being revealed in the press is beyond me, but I suspect that these people are staying blissfully ignorant because reading the news or seeing it on television is not in their normal schedule.

Things are bound to turn around as the time for them to vote comes up, and they start to pay attention. My guess is that this 7% are finally going to be exposed to the brutal truth that their governor of the past 10 years is as crooked as a barrel of fish hooks.

As my gift to you, here is Texas Government Code Section 556.004:

(a) A state agency may not use any money under its control, including appropriated money, to finance or otherwise support the candidacy of a person for an office in the legislative, executive, or judicial branch of state government or of the government of the United States. This prohibition extends to the direct or indirect employment of a person to perform an action described by this subsection.
(b) A state officer or employee may not use a state-owned or state-leased motor vehicle for a purpose described by Subsection (a).
(c) A state officer or employee may not use official authority or influence or permit the use of a program administered by the state agency of which the person is an officer or employee to interfere with or affect the result of an election or nomination of a candidate or to achieve any other political purpose.
(d) A state employee may not coerce, attempt to coerce, command, restrict, attempt to restrict, or prevent the payment, loan, or contribution of any thing of value to a person or political organization for a political purpose.
(e) For purposes of Subsection (c), a state officer or employee does not interfere with or affect the results of an election or nomination if the individual's conduct is permitted by a law relating to the individual's office or employment and is not otherwise unlawful.

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