Tag Archives: Jim Pitts

Culture of Clout-Abuse?

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EMPOWERTEXANS.COM, August 25, 2013 by

In less than 24 hours Texans heard the voice of our lieutenant governor trying to get his “step-niece-in-law” out of jail, and read the words of a powerful House committee chairman all-but admitting he used his influence to get his son into law school.

Dewhurst… no get-out-of-jail-free pass
Frankly, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s entire conversation with the Allen Police Department is painful. He was clearly trying to get his “step-niece-in-law” out of jail, while not doing anything illegal. He repeatedly notes his title, telling the local cop that the head of the Department of Public Safety will be calling on the matter later (that call never happened).

Asking pesky questions about possible corruption and influence peddling

From EmpowerTexans.com, by Michael Quinn Sullivan, June 23, 2013 –

QUOTING…  “Where law ends, tyranny begins. Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.” William Pitt

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uttowerBy asking pesky questions about possible corruption and influence peddling at the state’s flagship public university, a UT regent is being threatened with impeachment by senior legislators. This is a clear abuse of power by the legislative appointees of House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

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