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Perry Says Anti-Lehmberg Tweet 'Not Condoned'

 
Perry Says Anti-Lehmberg Tweet 'Not Condoned'
Posted Monday, September 1st 2014 @ 6am

Governor Perry's personal Twitter feed Tweeted, and then deleted, an image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg which is making the rounds of conservative web sites, referring to the D.A. as 'the most drunk Democrat in Texas,' Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.

  The Tweet was up for about an hour Sunday night, before it was deleted, and followed by a message from Perry saying he does 'not condone' the Tweet.

  It not clear who posted the image on the Governor's account.  It was posted on Perry's personal Twitter feed, but, like many big shots, Perry doesn't post his own Tweets.

  Republicans have been milking the image of Lehmberg's April 2013 drunk driving arrest ever since Perry's indictment last month.  Conservative web sites have photo shopped Lehmberg's widely circulated arrest video to make he look like Hannibal Lector, the Wicked Witch of the West, and other negative characters.

  In the Tweet briefly posted by Perry, the graphic says 'I indict' Governor Perry for 'calling me out on it.'  Of course, it wasn't Lehmberg's office that sought the indictment against Perry, it was a special prosecutor.  The indictment didn't go through Lehmberg's office and Lehmberg was in no way connected to it.

  Especially popular has been an image of Lehmberg being booked for drunk driving, making a gun gesture toward the camera.

  Perry is charged with abuse of office for allegedly threatening to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, which is part of Lehmberg's office, if she didn't resign.

  This isn't the first time Perry, or someone close to him, has misstated the nature of the indictment.  In New Hampshire last week, Perry told a radio station he had been indicted for 'bribery.'  Nothing in either of the charges leveled against Perry alleges bribery.

  The doctored photo, which was screen saved by several conservative sites, is a parody on the 'Dos Equis' commercials.

 

PHOTO; SCREENSHOT FROM PERRY TWITTER FEED....LEHMBERG IMAGE FROM THE PATRIOT POST.

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