Sunday, August 17, 2014


A quick followup on the Rick Perry indictment -- if you weren't sure if Rosemary Lehmberg, the Travis County District Attorney who refused to resign her position, had a problem with alcohol, you should really check out this astonishing PDF, which provides the receipts from her alcohol purchases in the year or so leading up to her arrest.

By the numbers:
From January 2012 to April 2013 — 15 months — Lehmberg made 59 purchases of alcohol at various Twin Liquors stores, a rate of nearly one purchase a week.

She bought 76 bottles of alcohol. According to the receipts, Lehmberg prefers Ciroc vodka. Lehmberg routinely purchased 1.75 liter bottles of vodka, at a price of nearly $60 each. On occasions, she bought more than one 1.75 liter bottle of Ciroc at a time.

Those 76 bottles add up to 24.7 gallons of alcohol purchased over 15 months. The last purchase in the KEYE-compiled list was on April 2, 2013 — 10 days before her arrest for drunk driving, and the subsequent attempt to abuse her power by trying to intimidate the officers who processed her in jail. Lehmberg purchased vodka on that day. An open bottle of vodka was found in her car during her arrest.
She bought liquor all over Austin -- Twin Liquors has a lot of locations:

Conveniently located, just about everywhere
This woman needs help. A lot of help. But remember, Rick Perry is the bad guy.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

She pretty clearly needs an intervention. It's kind of ridiculous that it's come down to the governor having to say, "No, this isn't okay."

Bike Bubba said...

The reason for drinking vodka is it doesn't show up on your breath if you're drinking at work. My mom worked at a hospital that had an alcohol rehab center that was constantly on the watch for vodka for that reason.

It might be added that Travis county is doing the cruelest thing possible to her by trying to keep her on the job when she needs some help.