There’s surprisingly little reaction around here today to Ruffin Poole’s arrest. Are you kidding me? They perp-walked his ass! No gentleman’s arrest for the Ruff, I guess a 51-count indictment merits handcuffs. The look on his face actually made me feel sorry for him. The I remembered they called him “Little Governor” and I just felt sorry for his wife.That was my first reaction.
My second is: Who’s next? Should we take a poll? Is it former guv, Mike Easley? It can’t stop at Poole, can it? WRAL doesn’t think so.
Noting the low bond given to Poole and his handshake with Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bruce as he left the courtroom, Shanahan said it’s clear that federal investigators hope to work closely with Poole to build a case against Easley.”
I only hope it stops there. Gov. Perdue can’t seem to stop reporting previously unreported flights, and that’s a familiar story. As sorry as it is to see the trash taken out, I guess a sparkling clean Raleigh will be our reward. Only, didn’t we think that when Jim Black went to prison? Ah, well, stay tuned.