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Another head scratcher of a week for the Guv

Pat McCrory 5In case you missed it, check out yesterday’s edition of the Fitzsimon File for a neat summary of Governor McCrory’s latest long, strange week. As Chris notes:

“McCrory ran for office promising to change what he kept calling ‘the culture of corruption’ in Raleigh. Who knew he was planning to replace it with a culture of chaos in the governor’s office?”

This morning’s Greensboro News & Record picks up on the same theme with an editorial about the man who grew up nearby and who now inhabits the Governor’s office entitled “McCrory puzzles.’

“People struggling to understand Pat McCrory might give up after Wednesday. The governor delighted some, angered others and confused most everyone.”

The editorial then goes on to detail the Governor’s all-over-the-map perforamnce in and around the veto session. It concludes this way:

“What’s happened? As McCrory signed one controversial bill after another, his approval ratings fell. He hitched himself to an unpopular legislature — or was pushed around by it. Wednesday, he tried to create some distance.

He should have done so sooner and with more consequential legislation, such as voting changes or education funding. He should have commanded more respect among legislators of both parties and headed off bad proposals before a veto was necessary.

Maybe Wednesday marked a turnaround for McCrory but, so far, this first-year governor is almost impossible to figure out.”

 

 

2 Comments

  1. wncgirl

    September 6, 2013 at 10:16 am

    stupid and corrupt seem two fitting adjectives

  2. Vonna Viglione

    September 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    What’s to figure out….his “job 1″ is getting Duke Energy ANYTHING they want, including the support for fracking to continue to move to gasification at power plants, removing environmental regulations and regulators from the scene.

    The budget is “perfectly fine” as an area for Art Pope. He’s “invested”, don’t you know.

    State government? That’s for all of those political cronies – all 1500 of them — to deal with.

    The legislature is “perfectly fine” as a playground for Berger and Tillis and the GOP insurgency.

    Hard to figure out? Nah, it’s perfectly simple. Disgusting. But not too complicated

    He isn’t hard to figure out at all.