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Which Pat McCrory did NC just elect?
Signs point to the more conservative one.
Dec 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM | Permalink
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Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised, but this one surprised me. Art Pope?
Elections have consequences.
Andrew Brod |
Dec 20, 2012 at 06:29 PM
First conservatives in the Washington Post, and now this? What's wrong with America?
Dec 20, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Meh. I'd be more alarmed if he appointed a former local blogger and current GG "columnist" to be the Sec. @ the NC Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Dec 20, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Governor Pope declares North Carolina has no need for a deputy butt-jet director ... sends McCrory home to Myers Park.
The Show must go on.
Dec 20, 2012 at 07:51 PM
James - For real, it doesn't stick. It rings hollow. The more you guys rail against Art the more elections you lose. #needcandidatesmessageandstructure
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Dec 20, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Yep, few people get NC Dems riled up as fast as Art Pope. The way I see it, any governor has a right to have the top advisors he or she wants. There's no real controversy here. But bringing Art Pope on board sure sends a signal.
Andrew Brod |
Dec 21, 2012 at 09:53 AM
Aside from the vacuous "We're still the BEST state" TV ads, McCrory's campaign was pretty consistently and firmly on the right. Not surprised, really.
Dec 21, 2012 at 10:19 AM
It is unfortunately politically consistent.
Dec 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM
"McCrory's campaign was pretty consistently and firmly on the right."
After years building his career as more of a moderate.
Hence "Which Pat McCrory did NC just elect?" and the related title meme.
Ed Cone |
Dec 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM
I think we should also recognize the ascendance of the John Locke Foundation as witnessed by its presence on the UNC Board of Governors. They are, after all, the most clever of the Tea Party conservatives, predating that effort and being generally well-shepherded by John Hood.
Dec 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Doesn't ring hollow to me. I've been watching the machinations of Mr. Pope for eight years now. He finally has what he wanted all along.
Of course any governor has the right to choose his advisors. Pope chose McCrory.
Dec 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Maybe what you consider "conservative" is moderate.
Dec 21, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Yeah, except that it isn't.
Andrew Brod |
Dec 21, 2012 at 03:56 PM
"What's wrong with America?"
"We've just not been paying enough attention to the Dem/Lefty/"Progressive" experts, particularly the Usual Suspects in residence here.
After all, they're never wrong. Except when they frequently are.
Dec 21, 2012 at 04:49 PM
"Maybe what you consider "conservative" is moderate."
Particularly so, considering he has yet to offer the return of the Obamacare Health Care Exchange bribe.
Dec 21, 2012 at 05:04 PM
"they're never wrong. Except when they frequently are"
That's deep, man. Deep.
Dec 21, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Wow. So now Andrew even speaks for Ed.
Dec 21, 2012 at 07:57 PM
"That's deep, man. Deep."
No, son....it's accurate.
Dec 21, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Why are you Dubbas blurred ?
Fred Gregory |
Dec 22, 2012 at 09:07 AM
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