Don't you hate it when unwelcome guests drop in unexpectedly?

Gee, Pat, you could have called first.

Gov. Pat McCrory made an unusual visit to the legislature Thursday to "touch base" with House and Senate lawmakers as the budget stalemate drags on.

McCrory tried to duck public notice by cutting through a meeting room, but a House Rules meeting was underway in the room at the time, leading to an awkward moment for the governor and his retinue.

Caught off guard, Prevaricating Pat reverted to his natural tendency: lying.

Governors in general are not often seen at the legislature, but he denied that his visit was unusual. "I come here often just to have interaction. I cut through here on the way to the house, back and forth to the house often," he insisted.

Right, Pat. Like you visit the Moral Monday protests "all the time".

Trying his best to minimize the awkwardness, Pat moved on.

After working the hallway briefly on the first floor, McCrory made his way upstairs for an appearance in the Senate gallery. However, Senate leaders delayed the debate on their Medicaid reform bill until after lunch.

Hey, DAG, when you berate people in the media, don't be surprised if they're not around when you show up.

Comments

Mark Binker said

he has seen McCrory cut through the building....but he didn't use the words often or frequently to describe his use of the shortcut.



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Maybe Binker was being polite

by also not using the words "to avoid kids trying to deliver petitions" or "to avoid angry women's rights advocates" or "because he still doesn't know his way around Raleigh". ;-)

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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

Wait just one minute here

According to the story, it seems that Guvnor Pat disrupted a House rules committee meeting. Isn't that against the new rules for the legislative building?

Why wasn't Pat arrested for trespassing and causing a disturbance?

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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

Pat just can't help his lying

Prevaricating Pat inexplicably changed his story after the fact.

Gov. Pat McCrory caused another scene as he cut through a House Rules Committee meeting. He suggested to reporters it was inadvertent but his office later tried to cast it as intentional. From WRAL’s Laura Leslie:

“Spokesman Ryan Tronovitch later said the governor entered the room deliberately to engage with lawmakers and the public, not as an effort to avoid the hallway next to the press room. McCrory also said he had no specific reason for Thursday’s visit. “All I’m doing today is touching base and continuing to have good dialogue,” he said.”

It was an accident! No, no, it was on purpose! Honest!

This isn't the kind of thing you have to issue a clarification about, Pat. Maybe it's just habitual for Pat to issue new lies in response to the original lies?

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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

Some might even say

an insane clown posse.

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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