Give Governor Perdue credit: She’s not a quitter.
She has been a blur of activity since the legislature left. Launching a government-efficiency study. Riding a bus the first day of school. Asking for money-saving ideas. Sending out YouTube videos.
Clearly, she has the energy to fight her way back. All she needs now is a sound strategy – and a clear focus.
People close to her say she has two big goals. One is to keep making the improvements in education that Governor Hunt started and Governor Easley, though less energetically, continued. The other goal is to make government more efficient and open.
Her mantra should be Doing More With Less. Keeping North Carolina Moving. Moving despite the Republican legacy of deficits, joblessness and recession.
Keep at it, Bev. You can do it.