NC Gov Perdue Now Says Her Comments Were “Sarcasm”

At first, Team Bev called her comment about suspending elections for a few years “hyperbole“. Now it’s

(Raleigh N&O) On Wednesday, Perdue continued to try to walk back her comments, which her staff initially described on Tuesday as hyperbole.

“My point was one of sarcasm,” Perdue told reporters in Thomasville. “We really just need to encourage our leaders who are elected to work together and solve America’s problems.”

She added: “It was taken out of context from my perspective. But honest to goodness, who would think something like that would be said seriously. It’s ridiculous to have this kind of discussion about it.”

In other words, she got caught making a Democrat gaffe (saying what she really thinks) and is now attempting to deflect it off (hey, does this sound like the Rick Perry story earlier in the day?)

But Republicans and other critics were not going to let her off the hook so easily.

“In light of Gov. Perdue’s support for suspending Congressional elections, I want to state clearly, on the record, that I do NOT support suspending our next gubernatorial election,” said Republican Senate leader Phil Berger.

Bev is up for re-election next year. If the NCGOP has any modicum of brainpower available, they will run her comment time and again till the election.

You tell me if it sounds like “sarcasm”

Hey, maybe Bev wants to suspend the elections because Democrats are rather unenthused to vote in 2012, while Republicans are enthused. (via Hot Air)

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5 Responses to “NC Gov Perdue Now Says Her Comments Were “Sarcasm””

  1. LibertyAtStake, Chancellor of Snark U., gives Governor with the blank look in her eyes an F in “sarcasm.”

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  2. At one time, NC had Blue Dog Dem govs who were competent. Now we have this far left incompetent, swept into office on Obama’s coatheels

  3. Adobe Walls says:

    She was just daydreaming out loud.

  4. Word says:


    I PROMISE…….AH….

    I HOPE I CAN………


    Stop complaining damn it……..

    Im doing the best I can

    Its Bush’s fault…..

    yeah thats it……

    Too many floods….

    Stop whining you snotty nosed voters……..

  5. captainfish says:

    don’t forget Word… he said that to the black caucus… anyone else would be called an out and out racist for such statements.

    So, she went from hyperbole to sarcasm.

    Yeah, you can tell that when she said, “just kidding” after her statement.

    I think you are right on Teach. It is because the Dems are starting to realize that Nov 2010 was just the appetizer with 2012 being the maincourse in CONSERVATISM takebacks.

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