For those of you who’ve been missing former DOT Secretary Tony Tata, you’ll be happy to know that Pat McCrory once again has a publicity seeking, book plugging, liberal bashing fire breather in his administration.
It seems that Ilario Pantano, McCrory’s Assistant Secretary of the Division of Veterans Affairs, a one-time congressional candidate and a former marine who was was once charged with murder for killing two Iraqis in 2004 (the charges were ultimately dropped after investigators concluded that Pantano killed two men in self-defense rather than as an act of premeditated murder), has found the time to write a book. What’s more he’s been plugging “Grand Theft History: How Liberals Stole Southern Valor in the American Revolution” at venues like the Cape Fear Christian Men’s Fellowship.
Click below to check out the YouTube recording of Pantano’s rambling , scatter-shot lunch speech to the Fellowship last Tuesday September 1. If you can hang in there for the full 32 minutes, you’ll learn that there’s a massive commie-inspired conspiracy in the United States to, among other things:
- “kill God,”
- lie to Americans about the fact that the South won the Revolutionary War for the country,
- promote the notion that the nation is chock full of right-wing extremists (which for some inexplicable reason Pantano repeatedly pronounces with a short “e” as in the word “lemon”) and
- deny that the U.S. is a “Christian nation” founded upon “God, guns and guts.”
In record time, Pantano also explains the McCarthy era was in fact justified and that the American Civil Liberties Union is part of a communist conspiracy to destroy Christianity that goes back to the Scopes trial.
It is, in short, a certifiably loony tunes performance that would be downright hysterical if it weren’t coming from a public official taking in $91,000 in a taxpayer-funded salary each year. Watch, listen and weep for your state.