Indicted governor

Posted Monday, Aug. 18, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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Rick Perry has responded to his felony indictment by saying, “We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country.”

Perhaps he could share this view with those in Congress who are hellbent on suing President Obama.

— Deborah Chaney, Bedford

The Travis County District Attorney broke the law and engaged in “deplorable” behavior that resulted in a harsh first-offense penalty for DUI.

The Public Integrity Unit should not be headed by someone who not only pleaded guilty to DUI with a .239 blood alcohol level, but was so aggressive that she was restrained with handcuffs and leg irons.

Our governor was within his authority and right when he vetoed funding for the unit. This is not the first time that a Travis County DA has used criminal charges against political opponents, but it needs to be the last.

The charges against Gov. Perry need to be dropped, and the Travis County DA’s office needs a change of leadership.

— Zan Prince, Weatherford

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