Monday, February 09, 2009

Good growth? Good grief!

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."
I think we'd have thought more of that speech if we hadn't been able to hear it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vacation??

Didn't the Governor just start? Didn't she get enough R-and-R in the two months between Election Day and Inauguration Day?

I guess the holidays were exhausting, especially for a job as taxing as Lieutenant Governor.

Most jobs I've ever held didn't allow vacation until you get a certain number of months under your belt.

Collin said...

Vacation a month into the job? Who does she think she is? George Bush?

triadwatch said...

give her time and she will get a sweet heart deal on property on the coast and take the heli on speaking engagements every friday