Folwell accuses Howard of angling for Board position

And it's a well-paid position at that:

Howard charged that remarks Folwell made during the session were “very disrespectful” to the committee. Folwell contended Howard was angling to get herself appointed to the Board of Review. Howard denied the accusation.

Folwell said of his "bullied" comment that Howard "has constantly told me that I got this job because of her" and that the Board of Review issue "continually comes up." Howard "continues to try to get herself appointed to the best part-time job in North Carolina's history," Folwell said of the Board of Review. "It pays $120,000 a year."

Not for nothing, but does anybody else see a huge conflict of interest here? Not with the patronage thing, which is a problem unto itself. But with three people pulling down such a sweet salary who also decide if somebody else (the unemployed worker) is deserving of monetary help. The conflict: if Board members rule in favor of too many of those workers, somebody else might take their place on the gravy train. And as far as denials go:

Folwell said Howard sought an appointment to the board last year, but Howard said she hadn't.

“Nor would I," she added.

Last year, Howard said, she did file a government application required for appointments "in case something comes up," but it wasn't for any particular position.

"You have to have your information on file," she said.

That ranks up there in the top ten lamest denials on record. It is sort of ironic that one former Legislator who secured a cushy job in the Executive is attacking another Legislator for trying to do the same thing, but when you get into that navel-gazing self-promotion state of mind, it's hard to see your own faults.


In case something comes up

Howard filed her application just in case.

Because you never know when Folwell's job, which she purportedly helped him get, might become vacant. Capisce?

"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