posted on Aug, 25 2014 @ 07:09 AM
Update: Just heard this on the radio here in Austin a few minutes ago, went online and found the article they were quoting . . . . interesting.
The Big Conversation
Mindy Montford, a former candidate for Travis County DA and daughter of former state Sen. John Montford, confirmed on Sunday that Gov. Rick Perry
called to see if she was interested in replacing District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV reported.
The conversation to gauge her interest took place in June 2013, before Perry's threat became public to veto funding for the public integrity unit if
Lehmberg did not resign. "The revelation shows the level at which Perry was directly involved in attempts to force Lehmberg’s resignation and
appoint a successor in the days leading up to his June 14 veto — rather than high-level aides coordinating the effort and briefing the governor,"
wrote the Statesman's Tony Plohetski.
Perry's reaching out to a Democrat "also indicates the governor’s effort to possibly be bipartisan in naming a Lehmberg replacement." Montford ran
for DA in 2008, losing in a party primary runoff against Lehmberg in the contest to succeed Ronnie Earle.
This would not be the first time Perry has pushed for a position for a Montford. In 2009, Perry backed Montford's father for UT System chancellor, a
post eventually given to Francisco Cigarroa.
Hmmmm, this might not be the exact article KLBJ is quoting, they just came on again and said that Perry also spoke with D Senator Kirk Watson about
the situation before the veto.
Imho, and as this statement from Montford shows Perry just wanted Lehmberg out due to her condition, no politics involved, she just isn't fit for the
position. Public outcry from both sides insisted he do something about it.
And as this statement shows Perry realizing it was an elected position went to the runner-up for the Dems to take her place. Kinda like the Miss
America pageant and if for any reason they cannot perform their duties the runner-up will stand in.
Lol, now I have an image of Lehmberg in a bathing suit stuck in my head, aaaarrrrrgh, even with the sash and roses she ain't no Miss Congeniality
that's for sure.
edit on 25-8-2014 by seentoomuch because: (no reason given)