The N & O has grabbed a tiger by the tail. A few years ago the legislature passed a law requiring DOT Board members to report how much money they raise for politicians – like Governor Easley. The purpose of the law is simple: To expose the link between where roads are built and political contributions.
But, the News & Observer reports, several of Governor Easley's appointees have sidestepped the law. DOT appointee Louis Sewell of Jacksonville is an example.
Mr. Sewell was tasked by Governor Easley's campaign with raising $125,000. How much did he report raising on his ethics form: $0.
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Republicans who tell the truth simply don't get reported, or supported by the "leaders" of their (?) own party.
Don't stop with DOT. Most of state government is now corrupt.
As for DOT, when the DOT corruption was exposed a decade ago, Garland Garrett was made the DOT fall guy, rehired (they always look after their fall guys), and then had to resign due to video poker.
Now Orr is going after Tippett, when he should be going after the Hunt machine that gave us Easley. If the feds hang around long enough, no telling who they could roll up.
Dan: If you want to report a new scandal (since selling DOT seats is old, old news), what about the people who concealed the census numbers to steal the whole state government? Who knew about the new Orange County numbers and when did they know?
I've been talking about the corruption for years, and the Sewell "scandal" is a pimple on a pig.
But most of you don’t know my record, and you should ask yourself why? Why does the press tell us our tests show most children are on grade level, when according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress only 1 child in 3 in NC will learn to read well by 4th grade, and for black children it’s closer to 1 in 10? Most children in this state will never read the Bible because they can’t even read a book.
Recently I read an article from the New York Post written by someone with access to insider reports from the battlefield from the US military who had watched the al-Jazeera and BBC reporting of the same fighting. He said, “I saw two different battles. The media weren't reporting. They were taking sides. With our enemies.
And our enemies won.” - Think about that.
If you base your opinions in this election on the mainstream media, including their polls, our enemies win. Most of you know little or nothing about me because I’m the candidate they least want to see on the ballot in the fall. I’ve too many accomplishments to list and I’ve beaten the insiders’ election machine like a drum, but the press has called me ineffective and a “dim bulb,” just like they call our President, a Harvard MBA, dumb.
the North Carolina state House and Senate, and ran for the N.C. Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2004. She is a CPA working and living in Marshville, in Union County.