Thursday, September 29, 2011

NC gov not the jokester she claims to be

When speaking to the Rotary Club earlier this week, NC governor Bev Perdue suggested we suspend Congressional elections for two years. Her complete statement: (my emphasis)
"You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. It's a little bit more contentious now but it's not impossible to try to do what's right in this state. You want people who don't worry about the next election."
The News & Observer, despite being there and having a recording of the proceedings, reported it as a joke as claimed by Perdue spokeswoman Chris Mackey.

The recording, found within this Daily Caller article, illustrates quite clearly that Bev Perdue was not joking despite the claims of her spokeswoman

It's not particularly surprising a politician like Bev Perdue, herself at the mercy of the voters, would come up with an (unconstitutional?) idea like suspending elections in an effort to shield politicians from accountability for their decisions.

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