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To show he isn’t “obsessed with his image,” Governor McCrory sent a response to the Charlotte Observer that showed he is, in fact, obsessed with his image.
This calls to mind Virginia Sen. William L. Scott. In 1974, New Times magazine labeled Scott the country's "dumbest" congressman. Scott called a press conference to deny the charge. He “met with a notable lack of success,” one observer noted.
Two things got Governor McCrory in this fix. First, he had 90-plus minutes with an editor who has been sympathetic and supportive. But McCrory apparently spent most of the time complaining about what the media is saying, not talking about what he is doing.
Second, he keeps reinforcing the impression that he is careless with facts. So we wonder: Is he ill-informed, or is he deliberately trying to mislead?
Neither one is good. And either one can hurt him. He is getting hurt now because political insiders suspect he is lacking in either intellect or integrity. Eventually, he could lose the trust of the public.
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# JB
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 3:36 PM
I have told that story a million times. I remember when it happened. Thanks for sharing it.
# dap916
Thursday, December 05, 2013 3:03 PM
So, let me see. Some editor or columnist at New Times magazine (an very small opinion rag that didn't make it) gave Scott this label, right? And, then, some lone observer noted that at Scott's press conference he wasn't successful denying he was the dumbest congressman. That it? That's the story you're going to use to make some kind of point that McCrory is somehow dumb (you call it ill-informed), or lying (you call it deliberately trying to mislead)?

This is a joke...right? hahahahaha....This site keeps getting better and better. Bwahahahahahahahaa

JB...maybe you have a better grasp of how that story applies to McCrory today. Sounds like what you guys are calling it, to be honest....a "story".
# JB
Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:08 PM
Unfortunately the Bill Scott story is true. He was the first Republican Senator elected in Virginia and quite the character. I do not relate it to McCrory just enjoyed the Scott story.
# dap916
Saturday, December 07, 2013 2:38 PM it, JB. I didn't see how our boy Pearce was relating this to McCrory either. It's just a story...and that's all it is. Thanks, JB.

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