The legislature is coming back into session this week, triggering a new round of puff-pieces about Pat McCrory, Phil Berger, and Thom Tillis. Of the three, Berger is clearly the Big Man on Campus, with Tillis worried about running for Senate and Pat McCrory worried about being irrelevant. Boys and their egos ... same as it ever was.
Now, as lawmakers head back to Raleigh on Wednesday for their short session, McCrory promises to be more of a policy force. “We will probably be more assertive than in our first year, which I frankly thought was extremely assertive,” McCrory says. “We had a heck of a good first year, but now I think we can take even more initiatives.”
For future reference, Mayor Pat, don't use the word "probably" when you're talking about being more assertive. Kinda sends a mixed signal.