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As state Senate slashes his agency, NC’s DOT Secretary Tony Tata…goes on Hannity?

Tony Tata 2It appears that North Carolina’s Transportation Secretary is really fired up and ready to battle over the state Senate’s plan to lay off 5% of his workforce as part of it’s rather odd “cut the rate first/raise it later” gas tax plan. How else to explain his decision to spend the evening immediately after the first Senate vote on the matter…er uh…going on Fox News to attack President Obama over his foreign policy?

And the passion for defending his agency just keeps on coming. Today at lunchtime, the Secretary tweeted (or maybe it was his publicist) the following semi-offensive plug for his “Hannity” appearance:

“The President needs to stop waging war on American values and immediately declare total war with ISIS….

Finally, on Tuesday February 24, when we’re guessing there might still be a few DOT-related matters happening in the state, our $136,000-per-year public servant will be…plugging his latest novel at  at an event in Chicago.

Good to see that the Secretary has his priorities in order.

One Comment


  1. Cheryl

    February 12, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Mr. Tata needs to stop acting like a novelist and do the job he was hired to do. I seriously don’t see going on Hannity anything other than self promotion. He’s supposed to be the Sec. of Trasportation of North Carolina, his job is here, not running all over the country.

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