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Gov. Perdue won't say much about Easley controversy

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's closely watching the controversy surrounding Mary Easley's job at North Carolina State University but wouldn't say whether the former first lady should resign. Perdue said Tuesday that she hopes the situation gets resolved quickly. Easley received a five-year contract last year that will pay her $850,000 to run a campus speaker series and public safety center. The university's provost and board of trustees chairman stepped down last week amid accusations they acted inappropriately when hiring Easley. Both have denied any wrongdoing. University Chancellor James Oblinger and University of North Carolina system President Erskine Bowles said Monday that she should step down. (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Time to Step Down

Since Gov Perdue spent 8 years in service behind Easley, maybe she feels out of place with any discussion on the issue. However, it is TIME for Mrs. Easley to step down and take the issue of her "job" with her so the University can get back to doing what it does best, educating students. By the way, she has been at NCSU for a little over a year, where is the Public Safety Leadership program? Cannot find it on any web link on the NCSU web page. It would seem that the $850,000 would be better spent on keeping the University budget closer to the black instead of paying her $180,000 a year for having speakers come to campus. Do the math, this could fund a program or part of a program for a year. Do the honorable thing lady and get out of there and leave the money alone. Hopefully the Legislature can cancel the funding that was supposedly private money. Oh well, at least we still get TV Land