Earlier this week, Rick Perry dismissed the ongoing impeachment hearings against UT Board of Regent Wallace Hall as "extraordinary political theater." But let us not forget how all this really started: Perry attempted to take control of the Board of Regents through his appointees. I believe the ascendancy of Paul Foster to the chairmanship of the UT Board of Regents should bring to a close a disgraceful chapter in the history of the university. Upon becoming chairman, Foster immediately moved to change the policy that allowed Hall to sift through untold volumes of documents in search of information that might be damaging to UT President Bill Powers. In short, Perry's attack on UT is over, and he has lost. But so has the university. Perry's war has cost the university money and prestige.
I think all of that leads to this question: Has Rick Perry meddled in the affairs of the University of Texas so deeply that he has committed impeachable offenses?