That's what's on the menu in Austin's Travis County DA's office. The old saw is that you can indict a ham sandwich, which is about what they did with Rick Perry.
Why add Swiss cheese? Well, they don't know pepper jack and it's full of holes.
The abuse-of-power case was about his threatening to line-item out the public integrity office under Travis' DA office when the boss there was busted for a DUI, was abusive to the cops while so plastered and refused to resign. That's a use of power, to be sure, but you'd be hard-pressed to get 12 unbiased Texans to call it an abuse of power beyond a reasonable doubt. It's the drunk DA's office who's turned the tables and called a grand jury who found enough grounds to charge Perry as they checked the coffee filters in the courthouse.
Even the New York Times is not impressed. "[B]ad political judgment is not necessarily a felony, and the indictment handed up against him on Friday — given the facts so far — appears to be the product of an overzealous prosecution.”
The Grey Lady is no friend of conservatives, but their might be a reason for their being fair to Rick Perry. They can just swap out "felony" for "high crimes and misdemeanors" and trot it out in defense of their guy in the White House.