Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Press corps tries to paint Rick shooting that coyote as against the law...

Rick Derangement Syndrome rears its ugly head again in the press after word of his coyote shooting broke (link). Excerpt follows...

Perry's coyote hunt may have violated city and state laws

Gov. Rick Perry's use of a handgun to kill a coyote that he says was threatening a labrador puppy may have violated both city of Austin ordinances and state law.

As one of the commenters put it...
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Candidly wrote:
You Rick Perry haters are pathetic. Get a life.
4/28/2010 11:21 AM CDT

At least they did update the blog and include all of this...

Defending the governor's coyote killing, Perry spokesman Mark Miner cited a section of the Health and Safety Code that says a coyote that is about to attack domestic animals may be killed by a person witnessing the attack.

He also cited a section of the penal code on "justification excluding criminal responsibility" that says conduct is justified if "immediately necessary to avoid imminent harm."

And Miner cited the defense to prosecution noted above, that the person who discharged the firearm "had a reasonable fear of bodily injury to the person or to another by a dangerous wild animal as defined by Section 822.101, Health and Safety Code" -- even though Perry told the AP he only feared for the pup.

"If he had to do it again, he would," Miner said.

I guess I don't see the big deal... Rick was out in the middle of nowhere, and he shot a dangerous wild animal that wanted to harm his dog... big deal...


  1. Perry shot a dog to defend a dog. That's the bottom line.

  2. It's just more proof that to get "dirt" (and I use that with the greatest amount of sarcasm I can muster) on Perry they really, REALLY have to bend reality and true... other than that they are just trying to smear a man who is the most honest and thoughtful politician not only in Texas but America for no reason other than the fact that he has an R behind his name on the ballot! When this is done to a person with a D behind their name… they cry foul! Blatant hypocrisy is what they live by and promote.

    And to the Anonymous post: No, he shot a coyote to defend HIS dog. Period.


Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.