Friday, May 11, 2012

Gov. Beverly Perdue the "Progressive Belle" of N.C. Bemoans Loss of Hedonist Southeast

Governor Beverly Perdue is upset that North Carolinians overwhelmingly voted for passage of a state constitutional amendment that values traditional marriage. The one term politician thought the Tar Heel state should be more like San Francisco than Mississippi. Here is the “Progressive Belle” disparaging the hayseeds that infest her Hedon of the Southeast:

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Passage of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman makes North Carolina "look like Mississippi," Gov. Beverly Perdue said Friday.

Perdue was in Greenville as part of her tour to tout her proposed state budget for 2012-2013. The governor was responding to a question on the amendment from a reporter from WITN-TV in Washington.

"I think it's wrong for North Carolina, clearly and simply," she said. "People around the country are watching us and they're really confused, to have been such a progressive, forward-thinking, economically driven state that invested in education and that stood up for the civil rights of people, including the civil rights marches back in the '50s and '60s and '70s.

"Folks are saying, 'What in the world is going on in North Carolina?' We look like Mississippi."

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant took offense at Perdue's comment.

"I am certainly disappointed by Gov. Perdue's statement regarding North Carolina's 'looking like Mississippi,'" Bryant said in a statement. "Apparently, North Carolina's voters are much more in line with Mississippi's traditional values on marriage than those of Gov. Perdue."

The chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party also issued a statement, saying his state is proud to stand with those who voted for the amendment in North Carolina and people in other states who support traditional marriage.

"Gov. Perdue is obviously out of touch with the voters of her own state and is trying to change the subject by attacking Mississippi," Mississippi GOP chairman Joe Nosef said

Perdue is so out of touch that she didn’t bother to run for re-election. Nor will she share the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention in her own state. I ask who should be more ashamed: Governor Beverly Perdue of North Carolinians, or North Carolinians of Beverly Perdue.

I believe her absence in the governor’s mansion next year answers that question.


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