I moved to North Carolina 3 1/2 months ago. I came from Georgia where people are saying "Watch out for North Carolina, they're about to eat our lunch. They got these trains coming. People love it there. They're progressive."
But I gotta tell you, North Carolina, it didn't take much looking to find out you've got a speaker of the house in prison and a governor who's probably on his way there. More recently, your state bureau of investigation has apparently screwed up 230 cases, including three where people got the death penalty.
That's enough to condemn you alone. It's so bad, you actually get some points back for having a newspaper good enough to expose it in The News & Observer.
But you've got state troopers running wild and the governor backtracking on whether she helped the head guy get his job, which he has since resigned.
That seemed like a really big story, until it came out that SBI agents were just making things up to convict people, which seems worth mentioning twice.
There are questions about how some State Board of Elections contracts were awarded and the phrase "pay to play" just seems to be part of the lexicon here.
Oh, and this guy is head of the state NAACP. You keep arresting him at Wake County School Board meetings.
I don't even know what to think about this. The governor seems to have bent the truth here, too. And the state auditor says your employee reviews were clearly "inflated."
Even UNC football, it looks like they've been cheating.
I have to tell you, North Carolina, I'm ready to call Georgia and tell them to stop worrying.