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Thom Tillis, Walter Dalton on SAME PAGE re: HOT lanes and toll roads

        Speaker Senator Speaker Senator (Spenakor ??) Thom Tillis has gone to the mat defending the idea of using HOT Lanes and toll roads to finance road improvements in North Carolina. Well, we — being the resourceful folks we are — have…

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Debate Night Follies

          Once again, we got treated to a double-header of televised political brilliance.  The opener featured major party gubernatorial nominees  Walter Dalton and Pat McCrory. (Of course, wonderboy scribe Rob Christensen was there to lovingly capture every bit of Walt D’s,…

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N&O newsroom grabs buckets to bail out rapidly-sinking S.S. Walter Dalton

              Incredible. After reading today’s editorial in The N&O, I predict a massive outbreak of ANAL POISONING in “The Ol’ Reliable’s” newsroom / steno pool: Republican Pat McCrory has a large fundraising advantage in his encore campaign for the…

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Down with The Struggle: Walter Dalton, soul brother #1

            There’s nothing like the whitest white man on the planet Earth complaining that someone else doesn’t get “the black experience.”  But that’s what we were treated to last night in the televised “Shootout at the Mediocre Corral,”  a/k/a the…

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Media trying to bail out Walter Dalton

  It’s been looking pretty bleak for Democrat gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton.   The average of current polling shows him losing by 12 to GOP nominee Pat McCrory.  Dalton served in the General Assembly during an amazing spending binge, and has been lieutenant governor during one…

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NCGOV-wannabes talk about JOBS

    We’ve talked about A LOT of stuff in the 2012 race for governor of North Carolina.  We’ve heard a lot about Pat McCrory’s tax returns.  We’ve been treated to commercials featuring a Pat McCrory puppet.  It looks like some consultant finally woke up…

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Ethics & the race for NC GOV: What about Walter Dalton’s lobbyist daughter?

          The stenography pool in The N&O newsroom trumpeted recently an announcement of an ethics reform package by Democrat gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton.  Apparently, Dalton wants to clean up the legislature — where he has been serving since 1996.  Check out…

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The N&O: Playing ‘Gunga Din’ for Walter Dalton

      Reading the News & Observer these days, you can almost sense the panic among the stenographers in the newsroom.  Just yesterday, the paper ran an item about Pat McCrory’s tax plan with a headline containing the word “nebulous.”    No, the item…

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Is a Republican governor REALLY all that necessary?

It would be nice to have someone with a (R) next to their name residing in that big pretty house on Blount Street.  But what if that person with the (R) next to their name is not really all that big of a fan of…

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NC GOV 2012 debates: WHY NOT include Barbara Howe?

Word has come out that the the Democrat and Republican candidates for North Carolina governor have agreed to two televised debates in October.   The events — to be held on THE SAME DAYS as the presidential debates — are to be sponsored by the…