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Fred Eshelman, the pharmaceutical company CEO from Wilmington who has donated millions to right-wing attack groups like Real Jobs NC and Rightchange.com, is now worried that the people elected to the General Assembly in November might hurt UNC-Wilmington as they “slash and burn” their way through the state budget  to address a $4 billion shortfall.

Eshelman is a member of the UNC-W Board of Trustees after being inexplicably appointed by Governor Beverly Perdue to the post earlier this year. 

A reader of the Star-News recently said that Eshelman has a lot of chutzpa complaining about what might happen if the anti-government budget slashers he is helping take over in Raleigh.

That’s one word for it, but it’s not hard to think of a few others.

One Comment


  1. Steve Harrison

    October 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

    It doesn’t surprise me that Eshelman would be concerned about cuts to UNCW. He’s got his fingers pretty deep in that pie, including a partnership with the nursing school to provide him with an endless supply of lab techs.

    What does surprise me is the Star News reporter not mentioning that Eshelman is helping those slash-and-burn legislators get elected. That’s a pretty glaring omission, frankly.

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