Rick Perry faces two felony counts, both stemming from his public battle to veto funds for a local prosecutor. Yet under the Texas Constitution, the governor has explicit authority for such vetos. And under the U.S. Constitution, politicians have wide authority to talk about their vetoes… So before even wading into the details, the indictment already looks fishy. Simply put:
It’s hard to imagine sending a governor to jail for *talking* about why he issued a veto.