The Ghost and Guvnor Pat

Guvnor Pat broke out his crooked smile for a cutesy human poltergeist-interest story.

On the eve of Halloween, Gov. Pat McCrory had high praise for a spirit believed to live in the governor’s mansion.

The ghost is thought to be that of Gov. Daniel G. Fowle, the first Tar Heel governor to live in the Victorian mansion on Blount Street and the only governor to die there.
McCrory says he gets along well with Fowle’s ghost. “He’s a good ghost,” the governor said Thursday while checking out Halloween decorations at the mansion, which include a replica of Fowle’s tombstone.

“I say good night to him every night.”

I'm guessing Pat doesn't know the first thing about Governor Fowle, in particular:

Fowle was nominated by the "liberal" faction of the Democratic Party in 1888 and he won the general election. He created a state railroad commission to protect farmers and advocated for education for women.

Yeah, protecting farmers, advocating for education and women's rights...that's the kind of stuff that really haunts DAG McCrony.



If only Pat were haunted

by the specters of 400,000 people needlessly lacking healthcare insurance, women who can't make their own health decisions, tens of thousands of people needlessly suffering because of slashed unemployment benefits, disabled people & poor kids being thrown out in the streets, families who can't afford rent, food and medicine so that Art Pope can get a tax cut and environmental poisoning so that corporations can increase their profits.

If only.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014