Monday, March 17, 2014 2:22 PM
Well, first of all, it's all too obvious that you continue to post diaries here about the troubles Duke Power is having with their coal ash situation because you want to tie McCrory & Co. to it. You want people that read your presentations to believe that because McCrory worked for years at Duke Power, he's culpable in this mess somehow. The mess, of course, was started way back decades ago as you've said here and it all happened under democratic rule in our state which means it was when democrats were in charge of the utilities commission and responsible for the agencies that were supposed to inspect and approve sites for coal ash depositories. So, even though some of the kool-aid drinking radical liberal/progressive "TAPsters" that read your stuff here will believe it's all a McCrory mess...most folks know what's up in this.
Having said that, I WILL hold McCrory & Co. directly responsible if they are lax in going after Duke Power going forward. And, I'm a Duke Power rate payer just like everyone else and no way do I think it is my responsibility to pay for ANYTHING that Duke Power needs to correct and clean up in this mess. It's a part of doing business. Of course, they will be able to "write off" the expenses with some easy accounting maneuvers and so forth, so at the end of the day, the state is gonna suffer from less taxes from Duke Power.
Politically speaking, McCrory only needs to look and act just a wee bit mean toward Duke in this situation and he's going to actually end up coming out about "even" politically. By that I mean that after this has settled down (even after the Moral Monday Duke Power NAACP actions planned), no one that was going to vote for McCrory in the first place will suddenly vote against him. So, even though it's fun for the left in our state to go after McCrory all over the place right now, it's gonna be a political wash for him come 2016.