Linda Daves and her Glass House

Linda Daves has responded to Jerry Meek's letter to the editor, casting stones in the glass house the NCGOP calls home.

The chairman of the party of Mary McAllister, Thomas Wright and Jim Black should get his own house in order before deciding to become the ultimate arbiter of right and wrong in state government.

Apparently, she's already forgotten about Coy Privette, David Almond, Joe Boylan and Michael Decker. It looks like we might soon be adding Patrick McHenry to that list of perverts and petty criminals.

Perv Privette was recently asked to resign by Daves. I guess she's just wiped him from her memory. Maybe we need to remind her that her boy, Coy, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting prostitution....six counts of it at that! I'm sure the NCGOP was just happy it was sex with a women after all the closeted gay Republican sightings of late.

Speaking of GOP Pervs, what about Almond? The man strapped one on and chased his poor assistant around the room. This is one sick puppy.

Then there's Boylan. The report from another Republican - Debbie Clary - that Boylan was feeling up a young Democratic legislator has pretty much been dismissed since said legislator, Tricia Cotham, has opted to not file a complaint. If his actions weren't disgusting enough, his lies surrounding the event sure should be.

Of course, who could forget GOP chameleon Michael Decker?

Why Linda Daves, of course. It seems she's forgotten all about the gems of the NCGOP.

Jerry Meek was dead on accurate in his letter. The real people of North Carolina are paying Leslie Merritt $120,000 per year to do a full-time job. He needs to do that job and stop trying to profit from his elected position - whether his gains are in money, power or position.

Linda Daves needs to watch where she's casting those stones lest her glass house comes tumbling down around her.

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Heading out for our walk

Will check back in a bit. Y'all play nice, now. :)

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heh

Y'all play nice, now. :)

Give me one good reason. :)


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Change your Haliburton bought Oil Sir?

Merritt works full-time to ensure state government is run efficiently. He has given nothing less than his full attention to his position as state auditor.,,,Well....until last week when he put in a full 4 hours at a Jiffy Lube inspection Station......* Linda who never ran a business in her republican Bush life.

Daves

is so far out of her league, she doesn't know which end is up. None of the party leadership wanted her in this role - and if she'd had any sense she would have gladly let Chairman Marcusssssss take the load - and the heat. Sniping at Jerry Meek is a losing proposition. She doesn't have much of what George B., would call "political capital" and spending the little she has on attacking Jerry is just plain stupid.

When it comes to integrity, no Republican anywhere in this country has an leg to stand on given the criminals in the White House.

Unless Linda Daves is calling for the impeachment of the leader of her party, she should STFU.

From Ms. Daves Letter

Merritt works full-time to ensure state government is run efficiently. He has given nothing less than his full attention to his position as state auditor.

Really? Nothing less? How was he running a side business? How about opting to "volunteer" to serve on a Board of Directors of a bank for which he is indirectly responsible for independent oversight? And leaving those issues aside - what does it say about the ethics of someone who locks out an employee because she has given notice and filed to run against him?

Jim Black and his cronies are a blot on the NCDP to be sure. But if I recall, Democrats were the ones calling most loudly for him to straighten out, come clean, resign, etc.

I don't know Jerry Meek personally, and I admit that I was not a fan --at first. However, he's been willing to answer questions about his party and his own politics with integrity, and I think he's been successful in moving the NCDP forward. I think that if the house ain't in order now, it will be soon, and that Jerry Meek will have quite a bit to do with that. I'm convinced - and I don't change my mind that easily.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Come on Betsy Give Him a Break

Then there's Boylan. The report from another Republican - Debbie Clary - that Boylan was feeling up a young Democratic legislator has pretty much been dismissed since said legislator, Tricia Cotham, has opted to not file a complaint. If his actions weren't disgusting enough, his lies surrounding the event sure should be.

Be fair here. According to Boylan, his lies and fabrications were due to "frustration." We all know being "frustrated" is a very legitimate excuse for lying. Just as a different type of "frustration" is apparently an excuse for sexual misconduct.

You're right...I'm being too hard on old Joe

...but then I've never had a soft spot for misogynists, drunks or perverts. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Corruption

Neither major party is innocent right now. Just don't forget there's a bad apple or two in every bunch.

And I don't really want to get into this, but I might as well. The GOP tends to have sexual deviants and criminals in its closets. They generally only hurt their victims, but commit awful offenses.

Democrats, at least in NC, have had people digging for money or power. In Black's case, he took money for a policy change affecting the whole state. And Wright is accused of crimes that don't end in short jail sentences. These types of offenses (if they're true in Wright's case) do massive collateral damage to the public's trust of the political process.

As for Daves targeting McAllister, I don't think her mistakes were anything but bad bookkeeping.

I just think it's bad form to pick these fights.

I'm not so sure, Gideon

As for Daves targeting McAllister, I don't think her mistakes were anything but bad bookkeeping.

It's bad enough when elected officials take money from private entities in exchange for voting a specific way, especially one that will bring financial benefit to the donor. That's a sellout, and it stinks to high Heaven. It's also something that's not always easy to detect, and can take some time before it's discovered.

But when an elected official co-authors and then promotes legislation that puts taxpayer dollars (almost) directly into the pockets of her and her son, some of which she loans to the non-profit and is paid back double, we're talking about a free trip through the candy store. Combine that with the fact that it's been going on for some time right under the noses of her seemingly oblivious colleagues, it's no longer bad bookkeeping, it's bad government.

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I forgot about that part.

Getting the Democratic House in Order

Golly gee whiz. I look at that list of Democrats and ask the question, "Who swept them out?" And how are they considered in the Democratic Party today?

And I wish that Linda Daves would follow our example. Due process instead of excuses.

50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts