Rick Perry Adds Ex-John McCain Consultant to Legal Team

John Blosser
27 Aug 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has added Republican strategist Steve Schmidt to the legal team he has assembled to battle the felony indictments, which have the onetime presidential contender looking at the possibility of spending years in prison.

Schmidt was a consultant to Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, in his 2008 run for the White House. Perry spokesman Jeff Miller told Politico, “We’re bringing in the best of the best to help us handle this. This is serious. We’ve got to handle it with the appropriate measures.”

Perry, who appears to be ramping up for another run at the presidency in 2016, risks alienating tea party stalwarts, since Schmidt led efforts to blame the 2008 loss on McCain’s vice presidential choice, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a tea party favorite, and has a record of bashing other conservatives.

Conservative radio host Mark Levin told Breitbart News, “Why would Perry hire this conservative-hater and Palin-hater?” …



The article continues at Newsmax.


Related: Instapundit: A decent lawyer should tell liberals they’re damned fools and ought to stop.

“About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.” So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915.

Today it seems that many liberal “would-be clients” are in desperate need of what Root called “a decent lawyer.”

Take Texans for Public Justice, the so-called public interest group that has been pushing for the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry by a grand jury at the urging of special prosecutor Michael McCrum…



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