Perry Moves To Protect Arbitrary Death Panel

>> Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Not surprisingly, in response to a Forensic Science Commission that had the temerity to hear evidence about the execution of an innocent man he allowed to proceed after a less-than-cursory review, Rick Perry has responded by firing three of the insolent subjects who might bring actual evidence to bear against his royal prerogative to arbitrarily kill people. But, don't worry, he's convinced about the evidentiary value of tarot cards astrology arson analysis that can't distinguish between intentionally set and accidental fires. And, besides, evidence of arson is beside the point:

Even without proof that the fire was arson, [Perry] added, the court records he reviewed before the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham in 2004 showed 'clear and compelling, overwhelming evidence that he was in fact the murderer of his children.

So, even if there's no evidence of a crime, we can be sure Willingham was guilty of it! Well, that certainly improves my confidence that Perry's review of the case was rigorous. Meanwhile, I hope authorities will start questioning Perry about the deaths of Molly Ivins and Ann Richards. Sure, I don't have any evidence that they were homicides, but still, Perry must be guilty somehow...


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