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I’m still shocked – Bev Perdue

Last Thursday, Governor Bev Perdue announced that she would not run for reelection. She is one of the few Democratic governors in the nation. I think she has done an excellent job with a very contentious Republican legislature and am deeply saddened that she has decided not to run for reelection.

From the News and Observer:

Gov. Bev Perdue’s surprise announcement last week that she would not seek re-election left the party scrambling to find a nominee, creating a 100-day sprint to the May 8th primary. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton jumped in Thursday. He was joined Saturday by state Rep. Bill Faison, who announced his candidacy in Greensboro.

But what about Erskine Bowles, the former White House chief of staff and UNC system president? He wasn’t in Greensboro, but he was said to be considering the race.

“I think Erskine would be a very formidable candidate,” said state Revenue Secretary David Hoyle. “I think the business community would fall in love with that. He would be the Republicans worst fear.” (more…)

By |2012-01-30T12:25:15-04:00January 30th, 2012|State and Local Politics|Comments Off on I’m still shocked – Bev Perdue

The Errington Thompson Show 2-21-09

Great Show. President Barack Obama went to Canada. He got a big reception. I was going to chat with Christian Dorsey from the Economic Policy Institute. Unfortunately, I was in operating room. I didn’t get a chance to spoke with Christian. Hopefully, I will be able to have him on the show some day soon.

I play the clip of the week. Every week there is a clip which dominates the news. This week it was Rick Santelli of CNBC. I dismantle Rick’s rant and nothing but pro-business garbage that it is. For reasons, that aren’t clear I flow from Rick to pro-business community of the Marianas Islands. This is a pro-business paradise which is a labor nightmare.

I spend a good deal of time talking about Thomas Frank’s new book – The Wrecking Crew.

Again, I have some great questions from my audience. This is a good show. Enjoy.

By |2009-03-07T14:37:49-04:00March 7th, 2009|Economy, Podcasts|Comments Off on The Errington Thompson Show 2-21-09
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