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Tillis now more equal than Berger?

Two immediate reactions to the latest news about next Monday’s special state legislative session:

#1 – What the heck? When are people going to start to get mad about this absurd lack of public notice? We’re going to pay for 170 legislators to come to Raleigh with tax dollars for a “special” session and the Republican leaders can’t even be bothered to tell us (or the members!) what the hell they’re going to be doing?!

#2 – Don’t you get the impression that Thom Tillis is eclipsing Phil Berger? It certainly seems that more and more of these stories about what “the General Assembly” will or won’t do now simply report what Tillis says it will do.

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  1. frances

    November 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I cannot believe how Rob likes to jump on Tillis. It is not natural to constantly want to destroy someone like my buddy Rob does Tillis. I thought the GA was going to vote on redistricting issues.

  2. Rob Schofield

    November 4, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I just said the guy is running the General Assembly on his own — seems like a compliment rather than an effort to “destroy” the man.

    I will say that Tillis would be the person to consult on what’s “natural,” given the strong feelings he and his leadership team have displayed about that.

  3. Stan

    November 4, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Thought they were coming back to vote on tech corrects to redistricting bill… Which has been done past 2 (at least) redistricting bills. I don’t see what the problem is. And I agree rob I hellbent on smashing tillis- seems to be mad he can’t get more material out of Berger. Weak.

  4. Rob Schofield

    November 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    You guys need to pay more attention. First of all, the session was set weeks ago. Since that time, there have been numerous stories and conflicting statements from the GOP powers that be about what would be done — or whether there would be a session at all.

    To make it even more of a fiasco, the calendars and official notices STILL do not provide any official notice to lawmakers or the public. Moreover, during the last special session, Tillis and his assistant, Senator Berger, changed their stories almost on the hour DURING THE SESSION about what would be considered. With this record of nondisclosure, how in the hell can anyone believe anything either of the two says about what tomorrow’s session will bring?

  5. Frances Jenkins

    November 7, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Is the real story, Democrats have discovered too many of the House members are traveling the world for the State of course? Now they do not have enough votes to stop an override of a veto and you are just getting out front for the Democrats and Joe, is this correct?

  6. david esmay

    November 7, 2011 at 9:08 am

    The real story is we’ve got amateurish, state level GOTP hacks fomenting intrigue in an effort to disguise the content of their real agenda. Why? Because they want to address issues that a majority of the people oppose, while wasting state money tilting at their right wing windmills.

  7. frances

    November 7, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    It could be the lost $535 million lost on the solar panels project from the Recovery Act in California.. Maybe a little too much amateurish intrigue for David when he can not admit he is wrong.

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