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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:

Woman picked to run state’s pre-K program withdraws

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.
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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>>>

What is it with the now modern up to date tepublican's and vetting either running mates or those entering agency positions.

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.

New Pre-K chief deletes Twitter account

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.

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 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.

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:

McCrory administrations struggles to answer questions about DENR chief

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.
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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:07:02 PM PST

  •  Withdrawn (2+ / 0-)
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    jimstaro, forgore

    Could her potential voter fraud have anything to do with her withdrawing from the postion?

    In other inquiries, do people in North Carolina still consider McCrory a moderate?

    Stay tuned.

    “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

    by RoIn on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:10:31 PM PST

    •  He actually was (2+ / 0-)
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      RoIn, etbnc

      Years back and a few years after I moved here. We had run out of contracts at the commercial construction company I was with, there were a few big ones but not yet ready to start and for awhile. So I went with a high end residential re-modeler and started just after they had on a big addition, new kitchen and family entertainment room on the back of his house which was rather small, they don't have any kids.

      But talking to him and much of what he was doing as mayor ran pretty much moderate or just slightly right.

      That started changing after he left office but really flipped into the foxbot parrot speak after losing the first run for gov.. For some reason, and got elected, he was running as one at least in his ads and some of his speak this time, so I thought he was going to play the moderate, not long though the good ole boys and now in total control would have beat him down on that. From what's been going on, he even pissed of many in Charlotte politics recently and more or less apologized, he's been showing them good ole boys in Raleigh will rule!!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:26:43 PM PST

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      •  different circumstances now (2+ / 0-)
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        As right-leaning politicians get farther from day-to-day operation of municipal government, the more disconnected from reality they tend to become. That's been my observation.

        McCrory's going to be under tremendous pressure, first to endorse the craziness in the state legislature, then to become part of it, then to expand upon it.

        Most models are wrong, but some are useful.

        by etbnc on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:50:35 PM PST

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        •  We've been a bit spoiled here... (1+ / 0-)
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          etbnc

          In North Carolina we've been fortunate enough to have Democratic governors for twenty years straight. First with Part II of the best governor this state has ever had, Jim Hunt. Now I know Mike Easley had his ethics problems, and Bev Perdue her competence troubles, but they at least focused most of their energies on doing the right things for this state's people.

          For Pat it's just been lip service to be elected--and then to proceed to do anything Art Pope (North Carolina's version of the Koch Brothers) tells him he should do. There might be more change in the 2014 elections than we imagine, if this stuff hits home soon enough. Also, let's not forget that the "extreme gerrymander" the Republicans pulled in 2011 could be struck down in court (there is a challenge to it active right now), and that would be a real game-changer. Likely half of Repubs who were elected under the current plan would have a lot of trouble winning if they had to compete in fairly-drawn districts.

          "Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it."--George Santayana

          by GainesT1958 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:50:20 AM PST

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  •  Oh, this is business as usual here in Ohio (1+ / 0-)
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    Filling your utility oversight post with a climate change denier, your "jobs" post with an out-of-state venture capitalist crony, filling your state school board with anti-oublic school homeschool types, and electing a state school board chief who sends out a post comparing Obama to Hitler. Taxin' John Kasich could do three times worse in a single day.

    I do love the random, ignorant references to the "Chicago mob" though. None of these people has the faintest clue about politics and civic affairs in my hometown Chicago.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:43:31 PM PST

  •  It's my sense that the Cons are sucklings (0+ / 0-)

    still resentful at having been weaned and looking to be suckled by the public teat. The public corporation is something they want to exploit, to get a steady stream of income/support/subsidy while doing a minimal amount of work. The latter is important because, other than being endowed with the gift of gab, these people have few talents. They need to be suckled and soccored because they simply can't do anything for or by themselves. The give orders because they can't take them.  Or rather, they pass on orders because they are incapable of carrying them out.

    Remember "Radar" in MASH? That's the model for the modern politician. They're actually quite handy if a parrot is wanted. Also, some are equipped with good memories, which let them regurgitate or repeat everything they've read. So, if one asks them a question, if they've encountered the information, they can spit it out -- sort of like a walking Google.  Better really, because Google is getting very commercial.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:39:31 AM PST

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