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N&O headline: “Berger: Budget delay is incompetence”

Phil BergerWhat’s this? Did I read that right?

Yes here it is, dated  Monday, July 14: “Berger: Budget delay is incompetence”

And here’s Senator Berger’s lead quote:

“For the average person, when they have a deadline and they need to get something done, they are held accountable,” said Berger, an Eden Republican, at the weekly Republican news conference.

What the heck is going on? Has North Carolina’s Senate President Pro Tem had some kind of  revelation? Did he meet with a therapist or member of the clergy and decide to bare his soul? I mean, what could have possibly spurred such a powerful admission/confession?

Wait a minute. Oh, now I see; the article is dated Monday July 14, 2009. Berger was talking about the Democrats  — you know, the folks who were desperately trying to wend their way through the fallout from the worst economic crisis in 75 years.

Obviously, Berger wouldn’t use such language to describe the current situation — you know, the one in which state leaders are calling each other insulting names and just generally acting like children as they work diligently not to solve myriad problems – most notably an unnecessary budget shortfall – of their own creation.

Glad that’s cleared up.

4 Comments


  1. James

    July 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Good catch.

  2. rx7ward

    July 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

    “decide the bear his soul”

    decide to bare his soul

  3. Rob Schofield

    July 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Bare his soul :)

    Serves me right for typing posts without my contact lenses in — thanks for the catch.

  4. love my state

    July 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    unfortunately, he has no soul.

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