"An Innocent Man Was Probably Executed on Gov. Rick Perry’s Watch…Not That Anyone Cares"Submitted by OnwardUpward on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 19:46
Usually thelibertypapers.org is very anti-Paul, that's fine. But here, someone did his homework on a capital punishment case under Rick Perry
"by Stephen Littau
Is it possible that the G.O.P would nominate and/or the American people would elect for president a man who as governor more likely than not executed an innocent man?
An even more disturbing question would be: Could Gov. Rick Perry be elected president despite his efforts to keep investigators from learning the truth about the Cameron Todd Willingham case both before and after Willingham’s execution?
It seems we will have an answer to these questions in the 2012 campaign.
Apparently, these questions were not of much concern among Texans. According to a recent Politico article written by Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison who ran against Perry in the gubernatorial primary in the 2010 campaign asked focus groups what they thought about the idea that an innocent man may have been executed on Gov. Perry’s watch. For the most part, the question was a non-issue. According to several (unnamed) former Hutchison staffers, they quoted one individual as saying “It takes balls to execute an innocent man.”