Although Moogfest organizers appear to be trying to be as vague and polite as possible, Deputy Assistant Guvnor Pat's office says that Pat was uninvited to the annual music, technology and innovation festival.
McCrory Communications Director Josh Ellis said in a statement Friday evening that, "It was at the request of Moogfest organizers that we changed our plans to attend this event."
Gee, who wouldn't want the state's governor at their festival?
Shortly after his attendance was announced, local residents organized a protest for during his visit.
Of course, McCrony's mouthpiece blamed the Asheville protesters for injecting politics:
"It's unfortunate that activist protestors are politicizing and negatively impacting an initiative aimed at growing the economy.
Pat would never, ever have made his appearance at a major state event into some sort of political event, of course. It's those protesters who are to blame.
Get used to it, Pat. You're an unpopular governor. You're a symbol of the terrible, destructive NC GOP policies that are destroying this state, and people are not happy about it and they're not happy with you. So when you go to visit them, don't be surprised when you're not welcome.