More live blogging from the forum on North Carolina: Good Growth State, in Raleigh, put on by the N.C. State Institute for Emerging Issues.
At lunch we were to hear from N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue, on the topic "A New Vision for North Carolina." If I were an organizer of this forum I'd be livid. Turns out the guv's on vacation, and she sent in a video.
When they first put it up on the big screens, the sound wasn't working. We just saw Perdue's lips moving and her blue eyes sparkling and her expression one I might characterize as "caring engagement." Then they got the sound working. Here are some excerpts:
- "It takes bold leadership in a time of challenge."
- "We face all tasks head on."
- And she said, we must "position ourselves for prosperity."