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Old 06-15-2012, 07:19 PM
Status: "C9H13NO3" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Surprise, surprise. What I do find surprising is 30% of our population actually approve of her job. I guess they are still caught up in the Obama trance.

Bev Perdue Brings Least Popular Governor Mantle To North Carolina
Poll: Perdue is the least popular Governor in the U.S. | WCNC.com Charlotte
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Good for her. One more election cycle, and maybe NC will accomplish it's loftiest goal - besting Mississippi in some kind of race to the bottom.

Actually, she may have mis-aimed that little snit, which I considered funny as heck. At least Mississippi had William Faulkner, who - whenever his home state did something horrifying or embarrassing, he's simply open up a fifth of fine sipping whiskey, before penning a modernist fable about a lynching, an inbred, or a pseudo-churchy debutante getting knocked up - typical Bible-Belt shenanigans.

I should state clearly that my NC roots go so far back a documentary was made about my last name. I have seen or visited or passed through around 90 of the 100 counties in the state. Never would I have expected the backward turn that politics has taken over the last coupla years, nor the elevation of ideology over actual people, nor the overall button-pushing kind of divisiveness that passes for civil discourse nowadays.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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Wonder where our legislature would rate. Is it possible to be rated lower than "least popular"?
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm shocked anyone would be worse than Rick Scott. But I know that bev ain't very popular either.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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Guess that's why she decided not to seek re-election.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I can see why.

And her remark about Mississippi was totally uncalled for and showed just what she is made of . . . you don't trash talk about your own constituents and you don't trash talk about other states in the Union. It was a tacky, tasteless comment, but not surprising - she ran her political campaign the same way.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Wonder where our legislature would rate. Is it possible to be rated lower than "least popular"?
I think their ratings are pretty poor, but I don't have numbers. I know the poll that was released earlier in the year that mentioned pornography and prostitution as having higher approval numbers than the US Congress. I doubt the local boys and girls are faring much better.

People really don't like unresponsive politics, and the Democratic machine that ran the state so long was certainly full of corruption, but people also find hidden agendas alienating, and there's a lot of that (on both sides, in all fairness) at the moment.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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I can see why.

And her remark about Mississippi was totally uncalled for and showed just what she is made of . . . you don't trash talk about your own constituents and you don't trash talk about other states in the Union. It was a tacky, tasteless comment, but not surprising - she ran her political campaign the same way.

I suppose lame duck politicians have one thing going for them...they can afford to be brutally honest.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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We knew this the very first day she took office. The libs just wanted their way - they got it, nothing.
I guess the "business development governor" gambled to much on China for new jobs in NC. Maybe she can go to Greece
and see how to follow in their foot steps.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:12 PM
Status: "On The Lookout" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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And her remark about Mississippi was totally uncalled for and showed just what she is made of . . . you don't trash talk about your own constituents and you don't trash talk about other states in the Union.
This seems to be a common lament... the "politeness" aspect.
Few of these voices have any comment on the accuracy of the statement made...
just that she said it openly.

That's even more sad.
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