More accurately, in this case, Deputy Assistant Guvnor Pat provided major guffaws for Bergodaca by demanding that the NC Senate take a vote on the House budget, which is the budget that Guvnor McClueless has endorsed.
Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday demanded the state Senate take a vote on a education spending plan he supports a day after the chamber’s GOP leaders dismissed the legislation outright.
“I’m very disappointed that the Senate is not taking action on a House bill that was voted unanimously by Republicans and Democrats,” the Republican governor said. “I firmly believe the Senate needs to vote on that.”
The laughter of Sens. Berger and Apodaca reportedly could be heard all the way from Wilmington to Asheville.
In an unusual move, Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca sent the legislation back to the House without considering it, saying it violated a rule requiring balanced spending plans. He has called the mini-budget – Senate Bill 3 – a “gimmick.”
It is believed that Apodaca said, "I'll show that little pissant who decides if we vote on a bill!" and that Berger sent McCrory to his room "to think about what happens to deputy assistant governors who get too big for their britches".