The right-wingers in charge at the North Carolina General Assembly made much of their desire to “run government like business” upon assuming power a few years ago and it’s clear now that they have succeeded. The only problem is that the business in question is probably Lehman Brothers or maybe Enron.
Editorials in this weekend’s Charlotte Observer and this morning’s Fayetteville Observer explain some of the latest chaos on Jones Street. The Charlotte Observer calls it “another chaotic legislative session.”
The Fayetteville Observer begins this way:
It was a legislative version of a “Terminator” movie, with members of the General Assembly warning us, “I’ll be back.” After a “short session” that mocked its own name, lawmakers decided to come back into session twice more this year.
In other words: Stay tuned. The craziness in Raleigh has a ways to go before it runs its course.