The big difference between Tea Party Tillis and progressives like you is simple: You call out sleaze, regardless of which party is involved. Tillis, on the other hand, always turns a blind eye to Republican incompetence and law-breaking.
If a Democrat had committed the kind of criminal misconduct that Steve Troxler is condoning, Thom Tillis would be calling for his head. But, of course, Thom Tillis doesn't give a damn about the rule of law, especially a law designed to stop people from kicking the shit out of animals.
It's beyond dispute that the Butterball turkey plant at Shannon was tipped off last month to an impending raid by Hoke County deputies looking for evidence of animal cruelty. In fact, there's no question about who did it.
Dr. Sarah Jean Mason, who heads animal health programs in the state Agriculture Department's Poultry Division, admits having contacted a friend and fellow veterinarian who works for Butterball.
Mason apologized, in writing, adding that no one else in the division was aware of her actions. Her only purpose, she wrote, was to "curtail avian abuse." Her boss, Agriculture and Consumer Services chief Steve Troxler, says Mason is "an exemplary employee" and he finds her explanation "perfectly reasonable."
If there were any justice in North Carolina, Troxler and Mason would both be in jail. But since neither of these people is a poor black man, they're more likely to get letters of commendation instead of letters of reprimand from Thom "Divide and Conquer" Tillis.
These "exemplary employees" turn my stomach.