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Rick Perry is the longest serving Governor in the history of the state of Texas. He took office in December of 2000, so he has held the position as Governor for 14 years.
Greg Abbott has served as the Attorney General of Texas under Rick Perry for the last 12 of those 14 years.

As the Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbott is “the lawyer for the State of Texas” and is charged by the Texas Constitution to (1) defend the laws and the Constitution of the State of Texas, (2) represent the State in litigation, and (3) approve public bond issues.

The Attorney General expressly “…defends challenges to state laws and suits against both state agencies and individual employees of the State.” “Although the Attorney General is prohibited from offering legal advice or representing private individuals, he serves and protects the rights of all citizens of Texas…

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As a result of the express terms of the Texas Constitution, Greg Abbott was charged with the protection of the requirements of the State Constitution. Thus if any state employee violated the State Constitution it was Gregg Abbott’s job to protect the taxpayers of Texas. If the Governor of the State, Rick Perry, abused his power and violated the Texas Constitution, it was Greg Abbott’s job to hold him accountable. In November of 2011 I documented through a FOIA request that Rick Perry had violated the state constitution that required him to work full time. Abbott failed to take any action.

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Now that Abbott is himself running for Governor, it is more important than ever to determine his willingness to follow the law and his obligations as an elected official. Pursuant to another FOIA request to the Governor’s office, I have verified that Mr. Abbott has once again failed in his duties to the people of Texas. Because the Texas Constitution requires that he both (1) defend suits against individual employees of the State, and (2) defend the laws of the Constitution of Texas, if Rick Perry violated his obligations to the state, it was Greg Abbott’s job to be an advocate for justice for the people of Texas. Instead he has shirked his responsibility in favor of supporting his friend Rick Perry. In particular:

1. Abbott had nothing to do with the indictment of Perry for abusing his power as Governor of Texas. It was the Texans for Public Justice that raised the issue and a San Antonio Judge who appointed a special prosecutor to the case. The Grand Jury indicted Rick Perry on Aug. 15, 2014 on two charges:
Count I Abuse of Official Capacity 39.02 DPS 23990064
Count II Coercion of Public Servant 36.03 DPS 13990027

Why wasn’t Greg Abbott involved in protecting the citizens of Texas? Abbott couldn’t have doing his job if Texans had to rely on a watch dog group to hold Perry accountable. If Texans can’t depend on the Attorney General to protect our interests, then we are powerless.

2. Rick Perry’s indictment was the result of wrongful threats to cut funding for the Public Integrity Unit which was investigating for corruption. The institute had been hit by a scandal regarding the inadequate review of grants, and grants going to those who made contributions to support the agency and political donations to officials. The agency’s former chief commercialization officer was indicted after being accused of withholding information that an $11 million grant had not been reviewed as required. Critics had accused Perry of trying to defund the Public Integrity Division to undermine its investigation of CPRIT.
Greg Abbott was not a part of that investigation. The Texas constitution expressly sets forth his responsibility to represent the State. Abbott failed us.

3. Rick Perry was indicted for acts while Governor that were prohibited by the state Constitution. Thus the charges were against Rick Perry in his individual capacity and were CRIMINAL charges. Nothing in the state Constitution allows the Governor to commit a crime. Furthermore, the crime charged was a crime against the state. Yet the Governor charged the state of Texas for attorneys fees as follows:

Baker and Botts, 10-29-13 of $15,000.00
Botsford & Roark, 5-15-14 of $41,670.00
The name of the “matter” was “Grand Jury Investigation”

The special prosecutor appointed by the Judge in San Antonio is Mike McCrum.

While much of the bills were redacted the follow excerpts were produced:
“…researched cas law and law review articles regarding…”
“…corresponded via email and phone with ___________”
“review video of Mike McCrum’s interview”
“tel con Mike McCrum…”
“draft letter to Mike McCrum…”
“”tel con message left for Senator Watson…”
“continue legal research and assessment of legal positions regarding criminal statutes identified in McDonald’s complaint.”
The majority of the attorney fee bills have been redacted. However from the quote above the unequivocal indication is that Perry’s attorneys were working for him personally and not as the Governor. “Senator Watson” is a Democratic Senator from Travis County and has been the Democratic Chair from Travis County. Senator Watson also ran against Greg Abbott for the position of attorney general in 2002.
As Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott is required to review and approve the use of outside legal counsel by state officers and/or agencies. (Tex. Att’y Gen. Opinion L0-96-124 (1996) & Tex. Att’y Gen. Opinion No. GA-848 at n. 2)
Rep. Deshotel demanded justification from Abbott for paying these bills with tax payer dollars. Rep. Deshotel sent a formal request for an explanation and asked Mr. Abbott for a legal opinion regarding the propriety of using tax payer money for Perry’s defense. Abbott failed to respond.

If the polls are correct Greg Abbott will be the next Governor of Texas. Given his past use of tax payer money, we know that if Abbott is indicted while in office for abuse of his official capacity and coercion of an elected Democratic servant, he’ll hire top attorneys to defend him for his illegal acts that hurt Texans, and Texans will pay his attorneys fees. It’s like the victim of a crime paying the defense attorney’s fees of the lawyer hired by the culprit to convince the jury that he isn’t guilty. Texas taxpayers have been charged for defending Perry against charges that he abused his office. Our tax dollars will go to pay his excessive attorney fees charged by attorneys who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to get Abbott elected.

perry and abbott cartoon

palin after yoga

Pause this morning, before listening to the audio tape of the police investigation of the Palin family brawl.
Re-read what Palin wrote about Bristol. Sarah posted this note on Facebook after the brawl police records were released, attempting to defend Bristol. In the 30 minutes of audio tape of the police investigation, one thing is clear. Bristol was a drunken mess. At one point in the audio Bristol uses the “f” word 8 times. Maybe Bristol thought the prayer shield would prevent the recording of the “f” word but …alas…the prayer shield didn’t seem to be working that night.
Here is Sarah’s Post:

“I love my Bristol! My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you’ll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar! As you can imagine, they and my extended family have experienced so many things (liberal media-driven) that may have crushed others without a strong foundation of faith, and I’m thankful for our friends’ prayer shield that surrounds them, allowing faith to remain their anchor. Thank you, prayer warriors! I love you!
See this from Bristol:

- Sarah Palin”

As you listen to Bristol on this tape, ask yourself how or why she is allowed to post on the “patheos” blog site which is dedicated to “family and faith”? The patheos blogs are supposed to be a portal where the authors write about “faith and family.” They advertise that “we’re deeply faithful.” They proclaim that “we all strive for generosity, courage, and love.” They even quote Mother Teresa saying “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” The site is committed to striving for “generosity, courage, and love.”

I wonder if Patheos will feature these pictures of Bristol in her see-through skirt worn the night of the Palin family brawl, and as she yelled in her state of drunkenness, that somebody took her $300.00 sun glasses, and stole her “fu*king shoes?”

bristol at party

bristol hiding face at party

bristol cameo see through

stupid sarah

It defies imagination that Sarah Palin would do anything to connect herself to the Secret Service. It’s amazing that she would openly support any Secret Service agent running for anything, given all the scandals that have surfaced recently. Perhaps if she read more she’d know about the:

1. Scandal in Nashville

2. Scandal involving the agents who allowed an armed felon in the elevator with the President

3. Scandal involving a man jumping the fence of the White House, going through an unlocked door, overpowering an agent, and making his way into the white house with a knife

Sarah should remember that one because she made a fool of herself talking about it.

4. Scandal involving a person shooting at the White House and not being discovered until days later by a housekeeper, and the Secret Service was unaware

5. Scandal involving an agent passed out in the hotel hallway in Amsterdam

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6. Scandal involving the agent who left a bullet in the hotel room of a woman he picked up in the hotel lobby

7. The fake sign language interpreter allowed to stand on stage with President Obama

8. The Salahi’s crash a White House banquet

9. The scandal related to the auto accident involving two snipers where alcohol was involved.

10. The scandal arising from Mark Sullivan’s removal of two agents from the White House security detail to protect a personal friend of Sullivan

11. The 12 scandals listed that occurred between 2005 and 2011

12. The Colombia Scandal involved at least 12 agents, including David Chaney

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President Obama has faced three times as many threats on his life as previous Presidents. Instead of a heightened role of the Secret Service in protecting our President, it seems that there is greater breach of protocol and an enhanced culture of corruption than ever before. The “stand down” orders and the unwillingness of the Secret Service to even acknowledge an assault rifle attack on the White House indicates the Secret Service may be guilty of criminal misconduct rather than simply being negligent.

Even if those specific events were not sufficiently embarrassing, the allegations of Shailey Tripp should have been sufficient to cause Sarah to avoid any reference to the Secret Service. Did she just forget that it was Todd who introduced Ms. Tripp to David Chaney, the agent assigned to guard Palin during the 08 campaign, for the purpose of providing prostitution services.

david chaney and palin

david chaney and prostitute

In a spectacular example of bad judgment, Sarah Palin has dedicated an entire Facebook post to bringing attention to Dan Bogino, who is running for Congress in Maryland.
However Bongino’s former colleagues at the Secret Service are unhappy with him for trying to use his proximity to the President to bolster his political career.
“He’s trying to draw attention to himself and he’s hijacking the Secret Service brand,” agents who had worked with Bongino told “That’s all he’s got going for him.”
Breitbart News was included on Palin’s Facebook post. Breitbart identified Bongino’s qualifications as “Young, smart, handsome, savvy, and quick with a sharp sound bite.”

Bongino has himself identified the problems at the Secret Service as cultural in nature and it is a problem found in the supervisory personnel of the Secret Service.

It was a gratuitous mention of Bongino. Sarah Palin decided to mention her support of Bongino in Facebook. Maybe she is a friend of his? Maybe he is a friend of Todd’s. Nevertheless, Sarah Palin should have distanced herself from prostitutes in Colombia.

Meghan McCain

Meghan McCain was given a chance to re-think and retract her comments regarding Sarah Palin. Meghan used the opportunity to repeat the insults saying that Palin brought “drama, stress, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty” to her father’s campaiogn. Palin turned out to be somebody who “leaves a wake of confusion and chaos—to the point of dizziness—wherever she went.”

Meghan didn’t give these examples, but I give you a few examples that she might be thinking about.

ebola screening five

A teacher in Maine has been suspended from her teaching responsibilities only because she visited Dallas. There is no indication that she had ANY contact with anyone in Dallas who had even been exposed to Ebola. The only apparent basis for fear of Ebola is that fact that she visited Dallas.

Dallas has a population of 6.5 million people. Dallas has had three cases of Ebola, and two are tied to the first. The first is gone. The other two are being treated in isolation units, one in Dallas, and one in Maryland. An estimated 8000 people in West Africa have contracted the disease, and we are still allowing people into the United States from those countries. If the CDC has not taken action to restrict the influx of people from the affected countries, than it seems a little of an over-reaction to suspend this teacher.

palin pink shirt new york

Rob Mannes is a wrestler of alligators.

Joni Ernst is a castrator.

Christine O’Donnell was a witch.

Sarah Palin was a Governor.

They all four ran or are running for political office. Sarah Palin promoted all four. They all three spent thousands of dollars to advertise themselves as fit for political office for their ability shoot, wrestle, or castrate animals, and for casting off the powers of being a witch.

In a recent video on Wonkette, Rob Maness presents a coin to Sarah in appreciation for her help with his campaign. The funny thing is that he fails to explain what the coin is or why he is giving it to Palin. I wonder if it could be one of these:

funny coin two

funny coin five

funny coin three

funny coin one

funny coin four

palin pink shirt new york

Crooks and Liars reports on the recent filing of the SaraPAC. Roughly 5% of the proceeds donated to SarahPAC go to support any candidate for office. 94.5% of all funds raised are used to support Sarah Palin personally, or the brawling family. I wonder who paid for the limo.

Perhaps the more impressive number is the donation she makes personallyl to any charity or to any political candidate. As far as I know that number is “0”.

With all the money spent on herself you’d think she could do something about her appearance?

palin pac picture

It was May of 2010 when I posted an article on the lack of “common cents” of Sarah Palin. While Sarah labels herself a fiscal conservative, she was not. Here are just three examples of the record of the Half-Term Ex-Governor:

1. During her time as Mayor Sarah Palin hired a lobbyist and obtained Twenty-Seven Million Dollars for Wasilla, a town at the time 6700 People Strong.

2. When Sarah took over as mayor of Wasilla, the town was $1,200,000.00 in debt. When Sarah left the town had debt of $24,800,000.00. That is 20 times the debt!

3. As Governor Sarah was responsible for attaining 197,800,000.00 in ear marks for Alaska. That represents more per person in Alaska than any other state in the union.

In May of 2010 I agreed that the debt of America was unsustainable. However I have never advocated defaulting on our national debt as a way to limit the debt. The reality is that shutting down the government COST us $24 Billion Dollars.

Sarah Palin has compared the national debt to slavery. It seems that we have been grantedo

Fiscal 2014 ended on Sept. 30 with the government $483 billion in the red. That’s down from $1.4 trillion in 2010, and is the lowest since 2007. Revenue was higher both from personal taxes and business income which rose 17%. That means a stronger economy, not a higher tax rate..

The recovering economy was the key, sending personal and corporate incomes higher — and thus sending more money to Washington. Individual taxes rose 6 percent and corporate income taxes, which are the best indicator of a business recovery, leapt 17 percent.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew explained that “The president’s policies and a strengthening U.S. economy have resulted in a reduction of the U.S. budget deficit of approximately two-thirds — the fastest sustained deficit reduction since World War II.”

So while President Obama has been working to reduce the deficit, Sarah Palin has devoted her time to increasing her net worth. If she complains about the Nation Debt at this juncture it will be an indication that she is …once again…clueless……

palin clueless

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