"He knew who he was talking to, obviously, and he didn't handle it any differently than he would have for any other citizen," Felty said.
But the lieutenant governor is already taking heat over the call.
"Lt. Gov. Dewhurst has shown that he thinks he is beyond the rules and laws that govern regular Texans," Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said in a statement to WFAA. "He has further disrespected the office of the Lieutenant Governor."