No Big Deal. But 66% of Democrats Support Prosecuting Rick Perry for Doing What Governors Are Constitutionally Allowed to Do.
Two out of three Democrats apparently have no idea what constitutional powers a governor has, and have no idea what the legal system is for (and what it's not for).
It's not for jailing people because you do not like them.
I blame the teachers unions.
YouGov's latest research shows that the public is far more divided over the prosecution of Rick Perry than commentators. 40% of Americans approve of the decision to persue criminal charges against Perry, while 37% disapprove. Opinions on the man himself are similarly split, though opinions tend to be unfavorable (39%) rather than favorable (31%).
Most Democrats (66%) support prosecutors charging Perry with abuse of power, while only 13% disagree. Independents tend to disapprove (42%) rather than approve (32%) of the charges, while Republicans overwhelmingly (67%) oppose the prosecution.
Looking at these numbers, the wrong person could come along and as long as they have a D attached to their name, they could get away with just about anything...