Gov. Perdue didn't discuss much policy, and neither did Commissioner Thurmond. The upshots seemed to be that Democrats are willing to work with Republicans, despite the mess Republicans have made of things while controlling the House, Senate and governor's office.
Also, vote Democrat in the 2010 governor's race, because two party leadership works better, and is less subject to corruption.
Commissioner Thurmond also said this, referring to the state Capitol:
"It is our job to protect this house. We must protect this house."I think it would have been cooler if the Democratic legislators behind him had been clapping in unison (video)
Thurmond: WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE!! Except he didn't shout it.