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It certainly didn’t take the Republicans long to pick up where Jim Black left off.
 
Democrats can have a field day: “The Speaker’s chief of staff, roommate and best friend had a romantic relationship with a lobbyist who had legislation before the House.”
 
They can ask: “What did the Speaker know and when did he know it?”
 
The chairman of the Democratic Party should hold a news conference today and…
 
Oh, that’s right. Never mind.
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Carbine
# Carbine
Friday, April 27, 2012 9:46 AM
And what's wrong with any of that?

Jim Black paid a legislator $50,000 in cash for his vote to make him Speaker of the House, in effect nullifying the results of an election in which the opposition party had won a majority fair and square. His was perhaps the worst crime ever committed against the people the North Carolina, and his punishment was so inconsequential that you could almost say he got away with it. Worse, all of the legislation passed by his illegally constituted House of Representatives continued in force.

Speaker Tillis, on the other hand, is guilty of....what, exactly?

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