Governor Bev Perdue is on a working vacation

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Submitted: Tue, 02/10/2009 - 3:34pm
Updated: Thu, 02/02/2012 - 4:34pm

Governor Bev Perdue is on vacation this week. Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton said he has been told that Perdue is out of the country, and he will be acting governor until she returns to the state. A spokesperson for the governor said this will be a working vacation, and that Perdue and her husband had planned the vacation before the November election. She took office last month. Perdue also promised during a campaign stop in Wilmington in October that she would hold the first of her town hall meetings as governor in New Hanover County in mid-January. That meeting never happened, and so far has not been scheduled.


  • Straight Shooter says:

    Bev Purdue, the new Slick Willy of the female ginder.

  • Goa Vacation says:

    I agree – working vacation is just a

  • schoolofhardknocks says:

    The Lt. Gov was told? Told by whom and when? Anyone else see what’s wrong with this picture? First, the promised town hall meeting in New Hanover County never happens, then she charges 500-10,000 a plate at her so called birthday celebration (who charges people money at their own birthday party?) and now, not even 2 months in office, she’s out of the country w/o so much as briefing the Lt. Governor fully on her actions and agenda. Pat McCrory was right. Business as usual continues on, only with a good ol girl now in Raleigh. Thank you Governor.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    could anyone have expected differently?

    I hope WWAY will follow up to determine how large an entourage and security detail accompanied her and how their expenses are being paid.

    In office about 6 weeks; so far a gala “benefit” for her birthday with a side benefit of raising funds to pay off her campaign debts.

    Now a vacation out of the country. Is NC climate too severe for her Highness?

    Perhaps one day she’ll get down to the business of the state. Of course, we may find the state is better off if she extends her trip.

  • Straight-Shooter says:

    The surprise to me are the idiots that continue to to elect these FROOT LOOPS!!!

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  • anne says:

    The story said that these plans were made before the election. Now that she is governor, does that mean the taxpayers of NC are footing the vacation bill or will there be separate payments for the vacation part and the working part?

    Just wondering?……..

  • Guest365289741 says:

    Okay, where do we even begin on this one? She hasn’t been sworn in two months, we have a deficit out of this world, the economy is faltering and she goes on vacation? Was the pressure of being sworn in too much for her? Now before any of you say “but it’s a working vacation” define for me what a working vacation is? When I’m on vacation, I don’t work. Period. If I’m working, I don’t consider it a vacation. There are alot of ways to describe what she is doing. I prefer the term “lounging at the taxpayers expense.” And people see nothing wrong with this? incredible.

  • Guest27609 says:

    NC has beaches, mountains, and tons of great history. Campgrounds, hotels, and bed and breakfasts to spend the night most anywhere in our state.

    Our economy is suffering, and she’s spending our (or her) $ outside our state. If she was already tired and needed a vacation, I’m sure the hotels of Carolina Beach could’ve used the revenue, or a bed and breakfast in Moorehead, or a cabin in the mountains.

    Didn’t she and other politicians rally on the “Change” issue. Does not look like much is going to change, except taxes (which are sure to increase)

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