Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bev Perdue, AKA "Worst Governor EVER", won't seek re-election

The news out of Raleigh today - which will no doubt be enjoyed by many across the Tarheel State - is that Bev Perdue, known on this blog as the WORST governor that North Carolina has EVER had, will not seek re-election to a second term.

Kinda historic, given that since our governors have had the ability to run for re-election since the late 1970s, that all of North Carolina's governors since have run for and won second terms. Perdue is going to prove to be the break from that.

Wouldn't surprise me if she wound up with a job offer in Obama's second term (providing he's delivered one) but even so: that Bev Perdue will no longer be in the governor's mansion is terrific news. This lady has no clue how much her tax increases have wrecked havoc on this state. Not to mention that she once advocated getting rid of elections (seriously).

As for Governor Perdue, I've only one other thing to say:


"Well... bye."

9 comments:

achmafooma said...

Credit where credit is due... I appreciate that she actually said, in public, that she wanted to suspend elections.

Most politicians are trying to destroy our republican democracy without having the balls to admit it ;-).

Anonymous said...

She was a very popular educator. Many teachers will be disappointed to see her go.

Chris Knight said...

To Anonymous: WHAT the heck are you smoking? I know MANY educators and not one of them has had anything good to say about Perdue.

Anonymous said...

I too know many teachers and they are all very sad to hear Bev will not run again.

Anonymous said...

She took office during a very difficult time, handed to us by W.
I think she did the best that could be expected under the circumstances. but...

Feel the hate flowing through
you young Skywalker

Chris Knight said...

It is insanity to raise taxes in the midst of a recession. That is NOT how to improve the economy at all.

We already had the highest gasoline tax in the south, and one of the highest in the country. What did Perdue do? Let it go higher still.

I could also mention how she raided the fund generated by the North Carolina Education Lottery. So much for that money going to improve our schools...

The excuse that "oh but (name of politician here) had to work with the mess left us by (name of other politician here)" only goes so far. Perdue has had three years to provide solid leadership, and she has failed miserably.

But if you can provide some examples of her successes, I would be most eager and welcoming to hear about them...

James said...

Tombstone, great movie!

Bev Perdue, rotten governor!

Anonymous said...

Bev was wonderful. She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Republicans have control of NC house, so they also let the gastax go higher.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bev Perdue, AKA "Worst Governor EVER", won't seek re-election

The news out of Raleigh today - which will no doubt be enjoyed by many across the Tarheel State - is that Bev Perdue, known on this blog as the WORST governor that North Carolina has EVER had, will not seek re-election to a second term.

Kinda historic, given that since our governors have had the ability to run for re-election since the late 1970s, that all of North Carolina's governors since have run for and won second terms. Perdue is going to prove to be the break from that.

Wouldn't surprise me if she wound up with a job offer in Obama's second term (providing he's delivered one) but even so: that Bev Perdue will no longer be in the governor's mansion is terrific news. This lady has no clue how much her tax increases have wrecked havoc on this state. Not to mention that she once advocated getting rid of elections (seriously).

As for Governor Perdue, I've only one other thing to say:


"Well... bye."

9 comments:

achmafooma said...

Credit where credit is due... I appreciate that she actually said, in public, that she wanted to suspend elections.

Most politicians are trying to destroy our republican democracy without having the balls to admit it ;-).

Anonymous said...

She was a very popular educator. Many teachers will be disappointed to see her go.

Chris Knight said...

To Anonymous: WHAT the heck are you smoking? I know MANY educators and not one of them has had anything good to say about Perdue.

Anonymous said...

I too know many teachers and they are all very sad to hear Bev will not run again.

Anonymous said...

She took office during a very difficult time, handed to us by W.
I think she did the best that could be expected under the circumstances. but...

Feel the hate flowing through
you young Skywalker

Chris Knight said...

It is insanity to raise taxes in the midst of a recession. That is NOT how to improve the economy at all.

We already had the highest gasoline tax in the south, and one of the highest in the country. What did Perdue do? Let it go higher still.

I could also mention how she raided the fund generated by the North Carolina Education Lottery. So much for that money going to improve our schools...

The excuse that "oh but (name of politician here) had to work with the mess left us by (name of other politician here)" only goes so far. Perdue has had three years to provide solid leadership, and she has failed miserably.

But if you can provide some examples of her successes, I would be most eager and welcoming to hear about them...

James said...

Tombstone, great movie!

Bev Perdue, rotten governor!

Anonymous said...

Bev was wonderful. She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Republicans have control of NC house, so they also let the gastax go higher.