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Butch Otter?

When President Otter was asked why he focused so much on building dams, he replied, "You just don't understand. These rivers are running way too fast, and you can't swim for more than twenty minutes without tiring yourself out. Not only is it a public safety issue, but there's an economic side as well. It's hard to get things accomplished when you're constantly struggling to keep from being washed downstream. And as far as letting the private sector handle this, beavers simply can't be relied upon to do the right thing."

Not so far-fetched

Consider for a moment, if you will, a possible North Carolina in 2015.

Pat McCrory's poll numbers, even with Republicans, are so in the trash in the state that there's no hope he could win a race for dog catcher, let alone reelection to the Governor's mansion. What's Art Pope to do?

Simple - find another Republican stooge ... err ... candidate without McCrory's tarnished "brand" that you run in Pat's place for the governor's race.

Pat's excuse for dropping out? Why he's running for President, of course.

Remember that being a failed Republican Presidential primary candidate can be a personal gold mine if you play your cards right. Just look at Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin or any other clowns that throw their hat in the ring. If you don't wind up getting hired by FoxNews, then there's always a place for you with a Republican think tank or heading up some political action group for big bucks.

Disgraced Republicans never go home in defeat. They just move on to the next gig in the Koch or AFP machine.

Right you are

Judging from the fine tradition of Mr. Appalachian Trail in our sister state, you make a very good point.


DAG McCrony couldn't win dog catcher at the moment.

"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