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  • North Carolina Home Jan 4, 7:23 p.m.

    RebelYell55...the Libertarians did not win the election.

    Get over it.

  • computer trainer Jan 4, 6:53 p.m.

    Maybe folks did not pay attention, but Mr McC has appointed based on fit for the position, not political party. Something that the former guvs never did.

  • DaBear Jan 4, 6:25 p.m.

    Why is the AARP taking a stand on appointments to the Utilities Commission? Are they just publicly opposing a candidate they did not support or do they have an honest stake in who is appointed to the Utilities Commission? - Dadzilla

    Think senior citizens on fixed income. Should the rates jump as the result of a bad appointment then their members are effected.

    As for the conflict of interest, I'm sure the media will be quick to report should an appointment appear to be Duke Energy friendly.

  • dollibug Jan 4, 6:22 p.m.

    So there are people who are actually *TELLING THE GOVERNOR what need should and should NOT DO......really??????????????????? One would think that they would allow him a chance to do the job that the people have voted him to do.....without others telling him what is best....

  • Sherlock Jan 4, 6:20 p.m.

    Are you kidding, he has the individuals in line for the job.The NC Ethics Commission will have nothing to say about the right wing cronyism. It has been set in motion. Have to wail 4 yrs for any changes.

  • Terkel Jan 4, 5:40 p.m.

    Perdue appointed Lanier Cansler, an insurance company 1%-er, to a very lucrative position as head of DHHS. Even after he was removed, the clowns he put in place can't get the Medicaid billing system correct much less run an organization that works in the interests of the citizens. I don't want to hear about cronyism.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 4, 5:19 p.m.

    I guess those big ole bucks are paying off now.

  • Bartmeister Jan 4, 5:14 p.m.

    Who cares about these organizations? Let's just wait to see what the NC Ethics Commission has to say about the right wing cronyism. Should be very interesting. geosol

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    Whats to care or worry about? The same commission was in tact for Easley and Perdue, so what? Besides half of the commission is appointed by the Governor. Whatcha so worried about?

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 4, 5:12 p.m.

    Sounds like he told em to stick the letter where the sun don't shine. While there is a confict of interest, they'll just be as crooked as the current board who sold out the citizens of NC.

  • Relic Jan 4, 5:05 p.m.

    "liberal media conspiracy" - Sorry, this isn't one of my complaints. There are just as many mongers of conservative issues in the media as there are liberal screamers. It just depends on what channel you're watching or paper you're reading. Media is interested in ratings, nothing more. If McCrory's administration succeeds it will be because it succeeds. If not, it will be because it did not. Perdue, Easley, etc. will have nothing to do with it good or bad.

  • Relic Jan 4, 5:00 p.m.

    Road-wearier - Apparently you don't follow all my posts. I'm all for change. Like justice system reform, etc. I never said anything against change. Nothing I said was against change but pointing out the fact that Perdue came into office saying that she would make her former occupation and area of experience her top priority and no one said a word. She also proposed a new way of appointing judges and then wanted to change it at the last minute to appoint her own selection to the NC Supreme Court. I have a problem with hypocritical whiners on both GOP and Dem sides of most issues. McCrory can't use Perdue as an excuse and if he did he's ignorant because she didn't do anything to use as an excuse.

  • geosol Jan 4, 4:55 p.m.

    Who cares about these organizations? Let's just wait to see what the NC Ethics Commission has to say about the right wing cronyism. Should be very interesting.

  • North Carolina Home Jan 4, 4:52 p.m.

    I guess the state media is giving the governor elect a free pass until he's sworn in tomorrow :)

  • mayhem Jan 4, 4:50 p.m.

    Hey, even if all previous governors appointed cronies, why does that make it OK, even expected, for McCrory to do it? I'm so tired of the "everyone else is doing it" defense. It wasn't right for those others to do it, and it's not right for McCrory to do it. And with his longtime extensive background at Duke Energy, it's absolutely right to question whether he should be making appointments to the state commission that is charged with regulating Duke Energy.

  • newtonatlaw1 Jan 4, 4:48 p.m.

    What a ridiculous request. He is the Governor charged by popular vote to do a job, not a judicial official whose duty is to be impartial to both sides in a dispute. His call. Carry on, Sir.

  • wayneboyd Jan 4, 4:47 p.m.

    The present commisioners have got to be democrats. By all means replace them.

  • pbjbeach Jan 4, 4:44 p.m.

    this in my personal opinion would definetly be a conflict of instrest on the behalf of mccorker. seeing that he has previously been employeed my them an could possibly be determentaly to the citizens of this satte with regards to utlity rates that are set by the utlities commission that will surely do his bidding form him . he will be just anothor corrupt an corruptably politicans no real change from bev or mikey or any of the rest of this corrupt bunch that have sold their sold to the business instrest an the spececial instrest just to get elected in the first place they are all liers an would know the truth if it jumped up an bite them in their backsides. i personaly am tired of the corruption in this state with regards to over payment an unjustified payment being made to contracting enitys across this state an tata will only add to this corrutpion for surely he isnt qulaitified for the position that he has been appointed to fill thank you

  • Dadzilla Jan 4, 4:35 p.m.

    Why is the AARP taking a stand on appointments to the Utilities Commission? Are they just publicly opposing a candidate they did not support or do they have an honest stake in who is appointed to the Utilities Commission?

  • Dogman Jan 4, 4:27 p.m.

    He was overwhelmingly elected based on his agenda; he needs to get busy implementing it which includes appointing people who will carry it out.

  • Road-wearier Jan 4, 4:23 p.m.

    Relic, you couldn't have chosen a better name for yourself. No changes, make nothing better, keep it the same. And you and your relic buddies will just grouse and complain and say it's a liberal media conspiracy. Instead of 'liberal' special interests it's gonna be four years of Art Pope special interests...and saying Bev did it doesn't make it right and by using her as an excuse you're doing a fine job of defending what she did.

    How about this - how about McCrory do something DIFFERENT...break out of the system and do something new. How about making the system truly open and transparent and break with the old ways? Or do you just want to see different good old boys get fat off the system while we feed them?

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 4, 4:20 p.m.

    I can see it now... four years of special interests and liberals whinning and crying. I guess now it's OKLO (OK for Liberals, only).

    oh..ok.. like we have to listen to the GOP'ers whine about Obama for the next four years

  • tatermommy52 Jan 4, 4:20 p.m.

    Bev just appointed four cronies as special superior court judges.

  • tatermommy52 Jan 4, 4:12 p.m.

    Definition-Special interest groups no longer wag the whole dog.

  • gnewsome1 Jan 4, 4:10 p.m.

    He was elected by the people. Shut up and let him do the job he was elected to do.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 4, 4:07 p.m.

    "Translation - you elected a good ol boy and I am going to act like a good ole boy and appoint my friends and Art Pope yes men into office"

    Yeah it is a real shame to be rid of the last two Corrupt democrats that pretended to be Governors.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 4, 4:06 p.m.

    The AARP basically stuck it to the Seniors by supporting ObamaCare. They are sticking it to the rest of America by supporting Social Security (and it is not) and Medicare (and it does not care).

  • Terkel Jan 4, 4:03 p.m.

    Hope he's got the same reply when that other organization comes telling him what to do.

  • Relic Jan 4, 3:39 p.m.

    So Bev Perdue should have made no appointments to anything doing with Education?? And he was a mayor so he shouldn't appoint anyone having to deal with cities. I can see it now... four years of special interests and liberals whinning and crying. I guess now it's OKLO (OK for Liberals, only).

  • NiceNSmooth Jan 4, 3:37 p.m.

    “The Governor-elect is going to do the job he was elected to do by the people of North Carolina.”

    Translation - you elected a good ol boy and I am going to act like a good ole boy and appoint my friends and Art Pope yes men into office

  • 3 was King Jan 4, 3:35 p.m.

    That sounds like a great mind set,by the new Governor.

  • For the U.S.A. Jan 4, 3:35 p.m.

    Who does not have a conflict of interest in any appointments, anytime or anywhere?? Let him be and do what he wants! The past governors' got by with it. Just hire the right attorney!!

  • lasm Jan 4, 3:33 p.m.

    “The Governor-elect is going to do the job he was elected to do by the people of North Carolina.”

    "nuff" said-period.

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