posted on January 22, 2013 10:47
Gary’s taking a break from blogging. Pinch-hitting today is a TAPster with a long memory:
Re your blog posting about Art Pope (“The Budget Pope”): A lot of people either aren’t old enough to remember, or simply don’t know, that another wealthy Raleigh businessman was indispensable to Jim Hunt in that role.
John A. Williams knew where all the bodies were buried (including the ones he buried himself) and did all of the “nut-cutting” that the Governor didn’t want to dirty his hands with. The difference is that if John A. had a personal agenda other than to make sure that Hunt was successful, we never knew it.