Texas Governor Rick Perry, who’s running for re-election, has a little problem — there are allegations that he executed an innocent man in 2004, and some of his aides tried to pressure the chairman of the state’s forensics science commission that has been investigating the case. Ten days ago he removed four of the eight people on the commission and replaced them with his toadies, and this happened 48 hours before the commission was to hold a big public hearing about its report. The hearing never happened.
Perry’s office, btw, hasn’t released any of the state records related to the day Governor Good Hair made his decision to let the execution go forward. Here’s the report.