Carlton Huffman: Adults in charge now

August 24, 2013 

Adults in charge

The attacks on Gov. Pat McCrory and DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos over staff salaries are about as laughable as they are sad.

The N.C. Justice Center didn’t say a word when former Gov. Mike Easley’s wife was given a gold-plated, $170,000 job at N.C. State for merely showing up and being the governor’s wife.

With any new administration there is going to be turnover, and new faces are called upon to fill spots. Given the 20-year dearth of Republican control of the Governor’s Mansion, it is a natural reality that younger people are going to come in to fill positions of high responsibility.

McCrory and the Republicans inherited quite the mess after years of mismanagement under Easley and former Gov. Bev Perdue. The phony outrage exhibited by the N.C. Justice Center and its liberal minions was all too absent when cronyism was the modus operandi of state government.

I’m thankful that the adults of our state are in charge and making policy, and I have never been more proud to call myself a North Carolinian than in the past seven months.

Carlton Huffman

Raleigh

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