As a way to solve the national crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending congressional elections for the next couple of years.
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, N.C., according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”
Can I get an amen from somebody? After all, how better to do the will of the people than to take away their ability to weigh in on how well you are doing the will of the people, right?
Lest you think that North Carolina is being run by a distaff Ferdinand Marcos, her aides quickly explained that she was only joking:
Perdue press secretary Chris Mackey claims the governor was joking when she made the comment.
“Come on … Gov. Perdue was obviously using hyperbole to highlight what we can all agree is a serious problem: Washington politicians who focus on their own election instead of what’s best for the people they serve,” Mackey said in an email to The DC.
Yeah, suspending elections is comedy gold, all right. Henceforth, I propose that the governor change her name to Beverly "Shecky" Perdue and declare that all her press availabilities now have a two-drink minimum. Or if that change would cause her to run afoul of local blue laws, I'd suggest that she resign as governor of North Carolina, move to Minnesota and get Mark Dayton to appoint her to the Met Council. Alternatively, we could get Perdue's spokesman a good thesaurus -- one that clearly indicates that "hyperbole" and "stupidity" are not synonyms.
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