Archives

Uncategorized

Good grief! Can Pat McCrory really be this clueless? The man who ran for Governor on a platform of combating the state’s “culture of corruption” is already selling access to rich people at $50,000 a pop?

No, this is not some kind of weird, Onion-like fantasy story cooked up by depressed Democratic campaign people trying to make themselves feel better a month after the election — the guy is really doing this!!

Earth to the Governor-elect: Sir, you’re in a bigger pond now where people are actually going to pay attention to stuff like this. We know you’re new to state-level politics and that old conservative pols like Jack Hawke can probably make lots of pretty far out ideas sound like no big deal, but this really is a huge error. You need to ditch the fundraiser and dump Hawke from your transition team ASAP or risk starting your new administration out on a distinctly sour (and downright embarrassing) note.

Uncategorized

Okay — it’s early and Governor-elect Pat McCrory hasn’t even taken office yet, but some of the initial signals coming from his camp are a little troublesome.

Chris Fitzsimon has the numbers this morning on the latest of these developments: McCrory’s rather strange decision to hit up fat cats on the first Saturday of his term for contributions to a new and, by all appearances, partisan political group (while at the same time creating competition for the traditional Junior League fundraiser).

Come on Mayor – we know you don’t know Raleigh that well and are all about changing up the way things are done, but this one seems especially tin-eared. Please reconsider and, at least, find a different date on which to launch your new echo chamber group – like maybe February 29th.