Rick Perry makes a Twitter ‘oops’

On Sunday night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tweeted this image out from his personal @governorperry Twitter account accompanied by the text "A2":

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That tweet was deleted and @governorperry then tweeted this:

The woman in the picture above is Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County district attorney whom Perry tried to have removed from her job after a drunken-driving arrest in April 2013. Perry's threatened veto to funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit, which he made good on when Lehmberg did not resign, is at the center of the indictment of the governor late last month.

Perry spokespeople did not immediately respond to e-mails seeking explanation for just what happened with that first tweet.

Gov. Rick Perry says an indictment against him for abuse of power was itself an abuse of power and vows to fight it. (Reuters)
Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.

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