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NC’s DOT Secretary: Keeping it classy
Posted By Rob Schofield On December 5, 2013 @ 9:56 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
When will the members of the McCrory administration learn? It may be a lot to ask, but at some point, could someone please give these folks a lesson in acting like public servants instead of thin-skinned, right-wing talk show squawkers?
Check out the statement provided by Secretary of Transportation Anthony Tata to Raleigh’s News & Observer  regarding the dedicated folks at the Southern Environmental Law Center  and their longstanding involvement in the controversy surrounding the replacement for the decaying Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks:
“These ivory tower elitists file these lawsuits from their air-conditioned offices in Chapel Hill. And they do so with their lattes and their contempt, and chuckle while the good people of the Outer Banks are fighting hard to scratch out a living here based on tourism and based on access.”
Wow. Who knew that the Secretary — a man who raked in a cool quarter-million bucks in severance from an underfunded public school system and who, no doubt, gets a public pension as well on top of his $135,000 per year gig at DOT and who resides in a tony, big bucks subdivision in one of North Carolina’s wealthiest cities just down the road from several upscale latte establishments — was such man of the people?
Somewhere, Spiro Agnew, Joe McCarthy and George Wallace are smiling.
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 to Raleigh’s News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/04/3432414/mccrory-and-outer-banks-leaders.html
 Southern Environmental Law Center: http://www.southernenvironment.org/
 Enviro community responds to cheap shot attacks over Bonner Bridge: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/12/09/enviro-community-responds-to-cheap-shot-attacks-over-bonner-bridge/
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