Despite the criminal indictment against him and the resulting tidal wave of abuse by political adversaries and liberal critics quick to take a cheap potshot, Texas Governor Rick Perry has certainly not taken to hiding under his desk. Perry continues to maintain a high public profile.
While out for dinner in Dallas recently, the governor was approached by a young woman and asked if she could take a picture with him. Perry agreed and the photo was snapped. It then appeared online, courtesy of an anti-Perry website called Juanita Jean’s.
(How does one know this particular site is “anti-Perry?” Simple — it slanderously refers to the governor as “Indicted Felon Rick Perry.” Yes, the Republican Governor may be indicted for alleged abuse of power, but he is far from being a convicted felon.)
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As for the picture, the woman who posed with Perry and the website that gleefully published the photo both apparently think the “gotcha” moment was oh so cute and clever.
Amanda went to dinner in Dallas Thursday night and guess who she ran into at the restaurant? She tells me that this is a Sangria fueled photo. I believe it because Sangria also makes me do hand signals.
In commenting on the incident, conservativetribune.com observes:
No doubt Gov. Perry won’t think anything of this photo or make a big deal out of it because unlike this young lady, he’s a class act.
As for Governor Perry’s far more consequential legal battle, The Texas Tribune reports:
Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team was quick to challenge the criminal indictment against him in August, making its position known within days of the governor’s booking.
“Continued prosecution of Governor Perry on the current indictment is unprecedented, insupportable and simply impermissible,” the governor’s attorneys wrote in their brief. “This court should not hesitate to dismiss both counts of the indictment and bar the prosecution, immediately if not sooner.”
One month later, they have yet to get an answer from special prosecutor Michael McCrum, the man who secured the indictment against Perry.