Art Pope quits, leaves NC without a governor

You've no doubt heard the news. Art Pope is taking his $1 salary and going home. Which raises this question: what is Deputy Assistant Governor Pat McCrory going to do without Mr. Pope to tell him what to say?

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Remembering Pope

As someone said on Facebook, he's not going anywhere. He just realized that babysitting McCrory is a loser's game, so he's turning his attention elsewhere. Specifically, he's going shopping for a few NC Supreme Court justices.

Pope leaves others holding the bag

Blow a billion dollar hole (or five) in the state's budget, and leave others to clean it up next year.

Pope doesn't even have the courage of his convictions. Why isn't he sticking around to deal with the structural deficit he and his pals imposed on the state?

Even the GOP House Finance chairs voted against this reckless "budget."

Just because Pope inherited his Daddy's money, that doesn't mean he knows how write a budget for the 9th largest state in the union.

 

The illusion of being a "businessman"

Right you are.

Pope's spin machine has served him well, creating the illusion that he is a capable businessman, when in reality, he is a slum-retailer who happened to be born with a whole setting of silver spoons in his mouth. But he's also an evil genius. His instinct to promote policies that deepen poverty is a leading indicator of growth for his empire.

I used to think he had an ounce of integrity, based on anecdotes from others. But looking at the effects of his actions, he's just another greeder with an ego the size of Jupiter.

Charlotte Observer is quick on the draw ...

... with a cartoon.

Pat's McFable

I find it interesting that DAG Pat had to weave up a story about, you know, Art was only gonna stay for a year, but I convinced him to stay for another year (for only $1!), and you know, we planned this thing just this way, and it's no bad on me, and it's certainly nothing bad on his highness Mr. Pope, who has been a selfless public servant and all that, and this just goes to show what a fantastic guvnor I am. Right Mr. Pope?

Frankly.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Now, if only

there was someone else in McCrory's maladministration who worked for $1 per year who would resign.

Nominations anyone?

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014