Two governors—Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York—are facing charges of corruption. Of the two, “it is the one who wasn’t indicted who might have committed the more troubling offense.” The New York Post,
“In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry was charged Friday with abuse of power — essentially, exercising his constitutional right to veto legislation.
“Perry had nixed funding for a county public-integrity unit after the local DA who heads it was busted for driving drunk (her blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the limit). The DA also abused the arresting officer.
“Perry refused to fund the unit unless the DA quit. Anyone who broke the law and harassed law-enforcement officials, he said, shouldn’t be enforcing the law — let alone investigating anyone else’s public integrity.
“Gov. Cuomo, by contrast, hasn’t been charged with anything…. according to numerous reports — Cuomo acted to protect himself and his allies by steering his own ethics panel away from potentially embarrassing investigations.”