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How Much Rat in Democrat?

Ruffin Poole Perp WalkThere’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.

2 Comments


  1. James

    January 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    As Gary Pearce says, there’s no explanation for 51 counts except the desire to get to the bigger fish. That’s Mr. Mike.

    The R’s will play this like a fiddle running right up to the November elections.

  2. carbine

    January 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

    “The R’s will play this like a fiddle running right up to the November elections.”

    Just like the D’s did in reference to the numerous scandals involving Republican Congressmen prior to the ’06 and ’08 elections.

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