Posted in Media NC legislature Politics

Misplaced outrage over l’affaire Gerlach

  If you caught NC Spin this week, or read the driveby media,  you saw and heard a whole lot of self-righteous outrage about the events which led to the resignation of interim ECU chancellor Dan Gerlach. Chris Fitzsimon was one of the loudest complainers…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: Holy mo-lee. Now, Tom Fetzer’s on the phone.

It’s amazing how many politicos we’ve all heard of are emphatically endorsing someone most of us have never heard of as the best possible choice for NCGOP chairman. Now, it appears long-time poltical operative, former NCGOP chairman, former campaign consultant, and current lobbyist Tom Fetzer…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Two to watch in 2014: Crisco in NC-02, White in NC-07

Former state senator David Rouzer (R-Johnston) probably had the biggest smile of all on his face upon hearing of Mike McIntyre’s retirement.  Rouzer lost a very close election to McIntyre in 2012 in a specially-configured majority-Republican district. We were all expecting a sequel to 2012…