Looks like the McCrory administration in North Carolina is heading down the path of our neighbor to the south Nikki Haley's reign, but doing so real early, like only a few weeks after being sworn in.
A local report sent me searching to see if information was up yet, wasn't hard to find and one reason is the subject title of this post.
This is the softer report on what's going on:
February 7, 2013 - The choice of Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration to run North Carolina’s pre-kindergarten and child-care subsidy programs abruptly withdrew from the post today following reports an organization she led for years opposed formal pre-K programs.What is it with the now modern up to date tepublican's and vetting either running mates or those entering agency positions.
The state Democratic Party, which criticized Lightfoot’s hiring Wednesday, suggested Lightfoot wasn’t properly vetted for the post. Lightfoot’s hiring “would have been a danger to the most important asset we can provide to our children — early childhood education,” spokesman Clay Pittman wrote in an email. read more>>>
This, below, wasn't in the above and was what I was looking for, it was in the local TV news report, but quickly found another report with more about her and it would seem if there was vetting they would have and she wouldn't have been offered the position, or would she as McCrory has gone full tilt foxbot parrot speak since losing his first run for governor.
In postings on her "ChinaLight44" Twitter account, Lightfoot calls Hillary Clinton one of Obama's "Butch bunch" and apparently suggests that the massive Japan earthquake of March 11, 2011, may have been caused by ultrasonic waves from neighboring China or North Korea.And she was picked as the Pre-K and Child care chief for all the kids in North Carolina and Pat ran on education along with other issues that he probably won't lead on.
Lightfoot's Facebook account follows the same line, protesting Chick-Fil-A's agreement to stop funding anti-gay groups as "sad and ridiculous" and calling pro-gay protesters "anti-freedom-of-speech bigots," the "Chicago Mob" and "bullies." read more>>>
And Pat kept saying he was hiring the best of the best, any party as long as they were leaders with forward looking ideologies.
Looks like the no job creating good ole boys in Raleigh, they took control of the Legislature in the previous midterms running on job growth by their 'job creators' and economic growth, none of which has happened, don't need to take McCrory down any, he's already in their game and understands their rules of the politics.
In searching I ran across this also:
02/07/2013 - The McCrory administration is having trouble answering questions about its new Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources. The big question is did he profit from the agency as a private businessman? read more>>>Ought a be an interesting next four years, doubt if the midterms will change things much. Watching the state fall further backwards and what more will pop out from this states new executive administration, and I thought South Carolina was filling the void in Southeast foul up political news.