posted on June 20, 2012 16:21
House Speaker Thom Tillis is not exactly this legislature’s MVP. First came his staff “play to play” scandal. Then came news of his costly town-hall entourage. Today he said that his inability to get $10 million in eugenics-victim compensation is “a personal failure.”
Here’s some free political advice, Mr. Speaker: Never admit you failed. In fact, you haven’t failed until you give up. Instead, say you’re disappointed that the Senate blocked the money. Or that the House took an important first step and you’ll keep fighting. Anything but calling yourself a “failure.”
By all reports, Tillis wants to run against Senator Kay Hagan in 2-14. Will he promise to bring Washington the same leadership he brought to Raleigh?