• MSNBC Analyst: Perry Indictment The “Stupidest Thing I’ve Seen In My Entire Career”

    MSNBC contributor Mark Halperin said the indictment launched last week against Texas governor Rick Perry is just stupid. The controversy stemmed from Governor Perry’s promise to veto funding for a state public-integrity agency headed by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.

    Perry’s veto threats came after Lehmberg was arrested and thrown in jail for drunk driving. An open bottle of vodka was found in her car and her blood-alchol level was three times over the legal limit. 

    “This is the stupidest thing I’ve seen in, I think, my entire career,” Halperin said. “I hope some judge throws it out right away.”

    The Perry indictment is “an infringement on individual liberty,” Halperin added. “It is ridiculous that he was indicted for this.”

    Even Obama senior advisor David Axelrod said the indictment “seems pretty sketchy.”

    And adding insult to injury, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait called it “unbelievably ridiculous.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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