September 1, 2014 8:50 am -

Texas Governor Rick Perry quickly deleted a Tweet where he referred to a district attorney as “the most drunk Democrat in Texas.”


A picture of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, modeled after Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” ad campaign, was tweeted from the verified “@GovernorPerry” account on Sunday. “I don’t always drive drunk at 3x the legal blood alcohol limit… …but when I do, I indict Gov. Perry for calling me out about it. I am the most drunk Democrat in Texas,” the tweet read, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The tweet was deleted shortly after, and Perry sent out an apology.

“A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down,” the follow-up tweet read.[su_sky_ad]

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21 responses to Rick Perry Apologizes, Deletes Tweet About ‘Drunk’ DA

  1. NW10 September 1st, 2014 at 9:29 am

    And the Politico comments are all against the DA. It’s amazing the amount of stupid that is out there.

    • Obewon September 1st, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Only if you’re a GOP donor, then you get Perry funding from “the state’s crooked cancer research institute.” Both felony charges come as a result of a long-running power struggle involving Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. A Democrat, Lehmberg runs the Public Integrity Unit, which investigates public corruption and is a thorn in the side of some state elected officials. In April 2013, Lehmberg caught a DWI, and Perry’s office tried to muscle her out. It looked improper, especially because Lehmberg was in the middle of an investigation into the state’s crooked cancer research institute. A much more in-depth explanation of the episode can be found here:

  2. MarcoZandrini September 1st, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Rick Perry, can’t he get anything right?

  3. Obewon September 1st, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Perry speaking publicly failed to recall what his two felony indictments were for! Ricky-Bobby in 2016~ dementia has progressed to ‘what was the first thing?’

  4. Larry Schmitt September 1st, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Trouble is, nothing really disappears from the internet. Someone is bound to have saved a screen shot, and it will live forever. Always give it a little more thought before you send that tweet or email or facebook post.

    • Montag September 1st, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Little green footballs has it.

      Can’t control twitter, ready to be Commander in chief?

  5. ChrisVosburg September 1st, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Now who’s the drunk?

  6. tiredoftea September 1st, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    But, he was just doing his job when he removed the funding for the department she heads.

  7. m2old4bs September 1st, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Yeah right, Ricky, as if. I truly do not believe anything you say.

  8. labman57 September 1st, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Moral of the story — People lacking impulse control should not have Twitter accounts.

    All too often, they have second thoughts about their foolish, ill-conceived, denigrating online comments and need to follow up with an apology:
    “Forgive me Lord, for I know not what I tweet.”

    • mynameisjohn September 1st, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      I agree with your point about people lacking impulse control, but do you really think Mr. “1,2, uhhhh” could come up with this?

  9. M D Reese September 1st, 2014 at 12:55 pm


    • Obewon September 1st, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      I am surprised he didn’t tweet a picture of his old drunk boss by mistake: ‘A picture of Texas Guber George W. Bush, modeled after Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” ad campaign tweeted from the verified “@GovernorPerry” account. “I don’t always drive drunk at 3x the legal blood alcohol limit… …but when I do, I depend Lt Gov. Perry for bailing me out! I am the most drunk Republican in Texas.’

      • M D Reese September 1st, 2014 at 1:41 pm

        You know, I STILL don’t miss Bush 43. I do like him a lot better as a former president who paints pictures of his dog though.

        • MerryMarjie September 1st, 2014 at 4:43 pm

          Actually, he SHOULD be in a jail somewhere counting bugs on the floor.

          • mea_mark September 1st, 2014 at 4:56 pm

            Don’t you meaning, eating bugs off the floor?

  10. Shades September 1st, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    He can’t control his twitter account but we’re supposed to believe he can control the border?

    • EnuffBull September 1st, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      If this was Saturdays, that should be the leading quote for all Sunday political talking head shows. UPVOTE!!

  11. MerryMarjie September 1st, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Succinct but true.

  12. cecilia September 1st, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    was the governor Drunk Tweeting?

  13. Denise September 1st, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Oops! lol! Perry is a moron.