Top of the morning
Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory continues his constant campaigning for governor, last Friday stopping in Greensboro to introduce House Speaker Thom Tillis at a political event.
Maybe it is because McCrory has not yet made the official and inevitable announcement that he is running again, but he continues to say whatever he wants across the state largely unchallenged by the media (though Mark Binker’s Saturday was better than most).
Democrats are rarely given any chance to respond as they generally would be during an actual campaign.
If you want to see and hear McCrory’s stale clichés instead of reading them, check out Binker’s blog entry about the appearance that includes a video of McCrory’s brief remarks and an short interview with Binker afterwards.
After praising the Republican budget plans that would fire teachers and slash thousands of jobs from public education, McCrory tells the crowd that we need to focus on the basics in education not the “fluff and bureaucracy.”
It might be news to teachers and teacher assistants that they are fluff, but at least now they know.