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Gov. Rick Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he's charged with unlawfully trying to oust was unauthorized.

A tweet from Perry's account Sunday, after the other post was deleted, said he does "not condone the tweet." The tweets were sent from Perry's verified account, but it was unclear who does the actual posting for the feed. Perry aides did not immediately return messages.

The earlier tweet linked to an unflattering mock image of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who was convicted of drunken driving in April.

Perry vetoed funds to her office when she refused to resign, which led to a grand jury indictment. Perry has pleaded not guilty and called the abuse of power charges a political ploy.

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gococksri September 01 2014 at 12:16 AM

At a cost of $12 million/month, this Mensa candidate called up 1,000 Texas National Guardsmen to engage in "land and air operations" to prevent Texas citizens from being "assaulted" by a bunch of weak, tired, hungry, scared mamas and children who had just finished swimming the Rio Grande after risking life and limb to travel up through Central America and Mexico to escape the horrors of home.

When he called them up, he was ignorant of the fact that they had zero authority to do anything---they couldn't even wield loaded weapons (thankfully!). So, no "land" or "air" operations. Instead, he said they would serve as---wait for it!---"visuals."

One supposes he meant they would wave their unloaded M-16's at and say "Boo!" to these mamas who risked their lives seeking freedom for their families. And that it would scare them into returning to the deaths that awaited them at home.


Now we find that this goofy fool can't even feed the Guard he called up. In other words, "Oops!"

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Bruce September 01 2014 at 1:51 AM

What a slime bag Perry is. Sorry, dude-- but YOU are responsible for anything that is sent out on YOUR twitter account. Twitter is SUPPOSED to be about personal comments and ideas. If you hire fools with no sense of decorum, and then provide access to your account-- YOU did it!

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bbowens8 September 01 2014 at 1:07 AM


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Frankie September 01 2014 at 1:54 AM

Conservatives = The I.Q. equivalent of a gnat.

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kevincatfish70 August 31 2014 at 11:56 PM

He actually thinks he can get away with anything, amazing.

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Atley57 September 01 2014 at 2:01 AM

Perhaps Perry will join Bush in Crawford and be wise enough to be quiet. Two indictments hanging over his head may relegate him to the land of Tom Delay. The USA has had its fill of crazy, dumb Texans. Tom Cruz is a Canadian who cares nothing about Texas or the USA.

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Art September 01 2014 at 12:26 AM

So he is in charge of his account but he doesn't know what is written on it. Not the type of person who should be in the WH. He would never know what was going on.

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TR by ML Neal... September 01 2014 at 1:34 AM

Perry is an idiot. Please keep him in Texas. And the glasses do not help him look smarter.

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meatra TR by ML Neal... September 01 2014 at 8:41 AM

He gives glasses a bad name.

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majorg1000 meatra September 01 2014 at 10:12 AM

He gives glasses without the "gl" a bad name.

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weilunion TR by ML Neal... September 01 2014 at 2:39 PM

Keep him in a TX prison

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rude September 01 2014 at 1:49 AM

Whodda thunk it......the twit can tweet !!
At least he has an aptitude, of sorts,
that'll look swell on his resume'. Used car salesmen have found Twitter to be very rewarding.

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jst_mee September 01 2014 at 12:03 AM

My guess is his account was hacked by a democrat or liberal....

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