There's an AP story breaking all over the Tubes about the death penalty debate among the Council of State that quickly devolved into a pissing contest between Bev Perdue and Richard Moore. According to the Fayetteville Observer:
It wasn't long before Moore and Perdue, who both voted with the majority, were engaged in a back and forth over each other's position. Neither has actually declared their candidacy for governor, although both are raising money and are widely expected to seek the job.
After the vote, a Moore adviser pointed out that while a state senator, Perdue said she opposed doing away with the gas chamber because it would lessen capital punishment's deterrent value . . .
That quote by a "Moore adviser" looks distressingly like something we saw in a hit-and-run post just last week here at BlueNC.
Which brings me to this question for Richard Moore:
Have you had or do you now have anyone trolling around the blogosphere on your behalf criticizing your opponent in the gubernatorial race?
This is a yes or no question. And if the answer is yes, it had better not happen again.
UPDATE: As Mike Munger points out below, there's only so much we can do, so that last line sounds like a hollow threat, it is. Let's just leave it at "If the answer is yes, please make sure it doesn't happen again. Campaign workers can throw all the bombs they want, as long as they disclose their status.