Jane said it’s good the Board of Elections is digging into “pay for play” politics.
Joe said it’s much ado about minor campaign reporting violations.
Jane said we’re lucky to have The News & Observer.
Joe said it’s a vendetta by John Drescher.
Jane said the combination of big-time appointments, free trips, cut-rate land deals and a sweet job for the First Lady stinks to high heaven.
Joe said politics always has been – and always will be – about helping your friends.
Jane said helping your friends is fine, but not using your position and your power to abuse a great university, corrupt the state’s environmental-permitting process, help yourself to the public till and enrich yourself and your friends.
Joe said why get out of breath about this when there are wars, global warming, atomic weapons in Iran, the huge need for health care reform and stunning rural poverty.
Jane said that, if we don’t clean this up, people won’t trust their government.
Joe recited a rhyme: “The thunder roared, the lightning flashed, a tree was felled – and a frog was smashed.”