“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.”