Rosemary Lehmberg: Austin’s Town Drunk with a DWI Conviction, and Travis County DA

Rosemary Lehmberg: Austin’s Town Drunk with a DWI Conviction, and Travis County DA

Rosemary Lehmberg:  Austin’s Town Drunk with a DWI Conviction, and Travis County DA

She’s a convicted drunk driver and the town drunk. She’s also a rabid Feminazi who uses her powerful position as District Attorney of Travis County, Texas – which includes the state capital of Austin – for political paybacks.

DA Lehmberg was busted for drunk driving on April 12, 2013. At the time, she denied that she was driving drunk (they always do, don’t they?) but, eventually pled guilty, refusing to resign as Travis County DA. She remains the DA to this day. Here’s just a few of the details of her DWI arrest:

In April 2013, Lehmberg was arrested after a witness called 911, describing her as driving erratically, swerving back and forth into the bike lane, and into oncoming traffic. Officers at the scene reportedly found an open bottle of vodka in her car, and a blood sample obtained later that evening purportedly showed a blood alcohol level of 0.239—almost three times the legal limit—even that many hours later.

Not only did her arrest attracted headlines, but her belligerent behavior after she was brought to the police station—all captured on video tape—drew attention, as well. Lehmberg is seen blaming the police for destroying her political career, yelling and insulting them; demanding that they call Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton; sticking out her tongue; making faces; kicking at the door to her cell; and eventually getting restrained with leg irons, being strapped to a chair and wearing what is commonly referred to as a “spit mask,” which is usually used when a detainee is spitting or biting.


The investigation into her case also revealed a less-than-flattering picture of her drinking habits. Subpoenaed receipts from Twin Liquors showed her buying 72 bottles of Cirroc vodka—totaling more than 23 gallons—in a 15-month period, and that Lehmberg spread her purchases out among different stores. This amount only covers purchases made with her credit card at that one liquor store chain, not cash purchases or alcohol obtained elsewhere.

Yes. This is the person, a convicted drunk driver, who is empowered by the good people of Travis County, Texas as their top law enforcement official to prosecute citizens and investigate public integrity questions.

Mind. Blown.

And then there are those arrest videos…

So there you go. Drunk on power and Vodka.

People of Travis County? Are you proud of this obnoxiously vile person? Is she a good public servant to you as she attempts to use her office, her position, and her powerful connections to pressure police into releasing her, despite being an out-of-control, threatening, and demanding drunk? She had to be tied down because she was so combative, for gosh sakes! Sure. Some of you at the time called for her to resign, but in her arrogance and your weakness, she refused. Gov. Perry, because of her shameful and hypocritical behavior, lost confidence in her ability to lead her office and stated he would withhold state funding for the DA-run Public Integrity Unit until she resigned. She still refused, so he withheld funding because…wait for it… a criminal cannot be trusted investigating and prosecuting criminals.

Integrity should not be a novel concept, here. You deserve so much better. Or do you?

And now, here we are today with the people of Travis County and Texas Democrats looking morally and ethically challenged and completely foolish: the hyper-hypocrisy of entitled liberals, demanding special snowflake status, on display once again.

By the way, here’s Gov. Perry’s response, delivered Saturday afternoon, about the indictment:

Pitch perfect. He’s not backpedaling and he’s definitely winning the narrative. This is what leadership looks like, folks, and Rick Perry is definitely ready for this fight. He stands by his veto of funding for state public corruption prosecutors, and describes the indictment against him as an abuse of power. Volokh has some interesting thoughts on Gov. Perry’s indictment, suggesting it bumps up against an existing Texas Court of Appeals precedent, so be sure to check out his article in WaPO. It’s encouraging.

And though some say it in effect ends Perry’s viability for a 2016 presidential run — the optics of a mugshot not being very good and all that — well, maybe. Personally, I hope he wears this indictment like a badge of honor.

Our “Weekend Links” are below the fold!

Great Weekend Blog Reading Links!

Teach at Pirate’s Cove is blogging about this…“Regarding Ferguson, I Wonder If Leftists Understand They Are Making Arguments For Smaller Government?”

The Other McCain has many good blog posts up including this one by Stacy on “Texas Democrats vs. the Rule of Law.”

ST at Sister Toldjah has up this post on “Goodbye, Robin Williams.”

Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has up this post today on “Copenhagen “Yarmulke March” held with minor disruptions.”

V the K at Gay Patriot has up this blog post called “Offended Gay Person Takes to Social Media to Whine About Something.”

Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, has many great posts at his blog hub from all over the blogosphere so go check them out! And you can read Glenn’s latest article in USA Today on “Carrying a gun way worse than beating your wife”, here.

Dana at The First Street Journal has up a great post called “A great disappointment.”

As always, Michelle Obama’s Mirror has up a great post called “Ride on, Ride on, Ride on! Be careful though, this is unsafe at any speed.”

Jammie at Jammie Wearing Fools has up this post “Religion of Peace: ISIS ‘Militants’ Execute 500 Yazidis, Bury Others Alive, Kidnap 300 Women as Slaves.”

Evil Blogger Lady has this post on “Rob Reiner, he never disappoints does he?”

Donald Douglas at American Power has up this blog post on “Anarchy in #Ferguson: Convenience Store Targeted for Looting in Michael Brown Unrest (VIDEO).”

Neo at Neo-Neocon is writing about “Michael Brown case update.”

Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive has up this post, “White House Press Brief- Martha’s Vineyard vacation.”

Ann Althouse has up a number of great posts, but I like this one – “People use to feel sorry for us Muslim women and think we must be ashamed of ourselves for covering up…”.

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air has up this post up… “The “militarization” of police was not only inevitable, but necessary.”

and finally, Drew at AoSHQ has up this post on “Crazy Rightwing Nutjob Says Perry Indictment “Seems Pretty Sketchy”. Yeah, well.

Have a terrific weekend!

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  • Leah says:

    I am not a resident of the great state of Texas but I will proudly wear Governor Perry’s upcoming mug shot photo on a t-shirt as a statement in support of his integrity and commitment to his office and to the people he serves.

    • Jodi G. says:

      Ditto, Leah. I’d have done precisely what Perry has done. The difference between Perry and Marge? One has integrity. The other doesn’t.

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