posted on September 06, 2013 08:57
Every day I say: Today I won’t pick on Governor McCrory. Then he does something so boneheaded I can’t resist.
Like his parting shots at the legislature. He looked like the 98-pound weakling sticking out his tongue long after the bully who kicked sand in his face walked down the beach.
Senate leaders shot back. "It seems a little instrument called the state constitution is being ignored," said Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger said, "All governors, without regard to party, swear an oath to uphold the constitution. We expect Gov. McCrory to perform his constitutional duty to enforce the law."
When McCrory called the drug-testing bill an “unfunded mandate,” Apodaca had this memorable line: "Well, I guess you could cut a few salaries and find the money to put into this program."
Point, set and match, Apodaca.
(Apodaca gives me an excuse to mention again – for only the second time this week – that McCrory is paying 24-year-old ex-campaign aides $85,000 and $87,000 a year, but not giving teachers and state employees a raise.)
Here’s some free advice to the Governor: You could have spoken out during the session on the bills you complain about now. You could have put money for teachers with masters’ degree in your budget. You could have vetoed the budget if it was so bad.
You could have been a leader and not a 98-pound weakling who gets bullied.