I'm shocked, shocked I tell you, to discover I have a shred of agreement with Johnny Be Hood over at the Carolina Journal. Mr. Hood apparently doesn't approve of the shady back-roominess swirling around Speaker Jim Black . . . and I personally have called on Black to resign his leadership position immediately. Just goes to show you, anything is possible.
But here's the real question for Hood: If shady dealings are cause for alarm in the North Carolina legislature, shouldn't they be cause for alarm everywhere? And shouldn't the elected officials involved be called on to step down?
George Bush: starting an oil war to fund corporate coffers, allowing no-bid contracts for friends and cronies
Dick Cheney: collusion with energy executives to screw Americans through corrupt energy policy
George Bush and the Republican Senate: in bed with the banking industry to screw over financially strapped Americans
George Bush and Alberto Gonzales: conducting domestic spying and lying about it
Too many Republicans to count: taking bribes from Jack Abramoff
You don't hear many rule-of-law wingers worrying about their own filthy house. Especially those who shill for the Pope of Hypocrisy here in North Carolina.