If a man won't stand by his words, such words have no value:
Kim Genardo, McCrory’s communications director, said information from the session could be reported but could not be attributed to the governor, a Cabinet secretary or an executive team leader.
I declined the invitation. I’m sure Gov. McCrory’s intentions were good, but these types of background sessions are an insidious practice. They allow public officials to promote their interests and criticize others without having to take responsibility for their comments.
This may seem like a "personal preference" thing or maybe even posturing on John Drescher's part, but in reality it's an extremely important action. When you have an ethically-challenged politician like McCrory, who doesn't even possess a moral compass, much less one that's calibrated properly, you have to draw lines. Like a toddler, he'll explore any area within his reach, unaware that some areas are simply off limits until he hears the word, "No!" It doesn't always stop them, but part of growing up is choosing right or wrong, once you've learned to tell the difference.