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History made as Perdue takes oath of office

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History was made in Raleigh on Saturday. Beverly Perdue took the oath of office, and is now our state's first female governor. Perdue was the last of ten Council of State members to be sworn in at Saturday's inauguration ceremony in front of the Archives and History Building in Raleigh. The New Bern democrat has served the last eight years as Lieutenant Governor and takes over for Mike Easley. Chief Justice Sarah Parker, the first woman to serve in her post, administered the oath to Perdue while husband Bob Eaves watched among thousands in attendance. The traditional inaugural parade and open house at the Executive Mansion followed the ceremony.

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Too Bad

she does not keep that campaign promise to hold a local town hall meeting as she promised to do when she was criticized for not meeting so many prior to the election. That would certainly give local citizens the opportunity to voice their concerns. But No, she will first attend a "Birthday" fundraiser in Raleigh. And no doubt she will attend the Clinton attended fundraiser for Senator Bozeman's 2010 re-election campaign fund. So, let's see. Attend to fundraising first. Where does attending to the Business of Citizens and the State well being fall in line?

Big deal!

It might as well be Sleazey Easley dressed in drag. Nothing will change. It will be a seamless transition. I was reading about Virginia and their $3 billion shortfall this morning. They're looking to cut $3 billion from their budget. They've flatly said that a lot of programs and people are going to suffer, but that's what has to happen when you don't have the money. We're $12 billion short, but what are we doing? Borrowing $12 billion.... ...which means that the taxpayers will eventually have to pay that money back with a lot of interest.... ...all because we don't have the brains or backbones to tell the sponges that are sucking the sytem dry to go to blazes, and start cutting programs for people who refuse to manage their own lives.

Many state programs are a total waste

Many state programs could be cut without anyone noticing. An example would be the N.C. Commission On Volunteerism And Community Service. This department operates within the Governor's office and does nothing more than look for various statewide organizations to give away millions of tax dollars for worthless programs. This department is staffed by lazy complacent people that are hard to reach, by and large, because they are rarely at work. There are many others that need a hard look.