Perry | Handcuffs 2016

image of an otter making a stink-face while eating a watermelon, into the bottom left corner of which I have photoshopped a picture of Rick Perry pouting
(This is definitely one of my favorite Photoshops I've ever done, and I would like
to thank Governor Rick Perry for giving me so many occasions to use it.)

Friday afternoon, Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power:
A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts on Friday, charging that he abused his power last year when he tried to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her office.

The indictment left Mr. Perry, a Republican, the first Texas governor in nearly 100 years to face criminal charges and presented a major roadblock to his presidential ambitions at the very time that he had been showing signs of making a comeback.
Oh noes!

But HERO and PATRIOT Rick Perry will not be deterred by any stinking indictment! Hell no!
Undeterred by indictment, Texas Gov. Rick Perry intends to travel to three major 2016 primary states during the next two weeks even as he faces the prospects of a highly unpresidential booking on felony charges.

...The details of the prosecution and timing of any trial remain unknown, and it is unclear how Republican activists will respond to a presidential candidate who has been indicted.
Well, if Perry were a better candidate, I'm sure they would jump fully on his "government overreach" bandwagon (while diligently continuing to ignore evidence of actual government overreach in Ferguson), but since Perry is a fairly unspectacular candidate who routinely embarrassed himself during the 2012 campaign season, they might just let him sit out on the rain on his own.

Sad trombone.

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