...the Democrats in Texas are demanding that a drunk-driving alcoholic DA who is in charge of the Public Integrity Unit be allowed to keep her job despite the drunk-driving, cop-abusing behavior, and attempts by Gov. Rick Perry are illegal in their book.
Oh, and this drunk-driving Democrat DA wasn't just drunk, she was friggin' hammered. To whit, a .238 BAC.
.238. Blood. Alcohol. Content.
Lemme tell y'all a story about younger Dave, m'kay? Younger Dave, back when he was an MP, had gone through DUI detection and deterrence courses, and as such, was volunteered to be the drinker at the upcoming DUI detection course. In short, they have people get drunk so that other MP's can do the field sobriety tests on them, and thus learn just what a drunk person looks like while taking field sobriety tests. On top of that, you have to determine the person's BAC within a certain percentage just from the field sobriety tests, and in order for that to happen, the person you're testing has to have an actual BAC.
So Dave drank. And drank. Keep in mind that when I was younger, this was not an unknown thing for me. I was a hard drinker when I was younger; probably borderline alcoholic. I could drink a lot of folks under the table. Not everybody, but most people.
So I did thirteen shots of Southern Comfort 101. That's 101 proof SoCo. 50.5% alcohol. In three hours.
Folks, I was hammered. I had a hard time walking. I could speak, but not well.
At the three hour mark, they took my BAC with a breathalyzer test. It was a .133 BAC.
.133 after thirteen shots in three hours. And again, I was hammered. I was drinking on the Army's time, and damn if I wasn't going to do the best drinking I could do! But I couldn't walk, and I damn sure wasn't even going to think about driving. They took my BAC an hour later and I was a .113 BAC, and that's STILL too damn drunk to drive.
So trust me when I say that if someone has reached a .238 BAC and they are still upright, they have been getting drunk each day, every day, every week, for years and years on end. For this woman to be DRIVING with a .238 BAC means that she has been doing this more than once. More than twice. Hell, I'm willing to bet that she gets behind the wheel with a snoot-full at least once or twice a week, because she has been drinking hard-core for YEARS. I would hazard a guess that she's downing a fifth of liquor a night, or at least close to that amount.
And then she goes for a drive.
Hey, just the person you want as your DA, right? Just the person you want running the Public Integrity Unit, right? Well, only if you're a Democrat in Texas, I guess. So every time you hear about Rick Perry being indicted, just remember that the Texas Democrats are demanding that a drunk-driving DA be allowed to keep her job AND be in charge of the Public Integrity Unit.