DAG McCrony, chief resident of his own Alternate Realityville, continually tells us how great everything is, or how he's making terrible things better.
Guvnor Pat is a master of window dressing, such as convening a group of teachers to "advise" him, not long after he threw NC teachers, and public education, under the bus. Guvnor Pat trumpets new jobs that materialize despite his anti-jobs policies -- thanks to his predecessor Bev Perdue, whom Pat blames for...pretty much everything.
It goes on and on. It's to be expected when one lives in Alternate Realityville.
Well, one of Pat's thoroughly insane, incompetent, Peter-principle minions, Aldona Wos, is a keen observer and excellent mimic of the DAG. In a big press event, Aldona blared a fantastic new initiative that results in the headline McCrory administration proposes new mental health initiative.
Now that sounds good. Damn good! Mental health care and treatment in this state has been a national embarrassment for decades. But now Pat and Aldona are going to fix it!
And just how will they fix it?
A new statewide initiative that was announced by Aldona Wos, the Department of Health and Human Services secretary, lacked specifics of how much it would cost, or how it will be paid for, or how it would be accomplished – problems that have plagued past mental health reform efforts.
In other words, there's no "there" there. It's all smoke & mirrors. No substance. Completely fake. There's no actual mental health initiative at all.
Just a headline.
But aside from that, yeah, Aldona is a failure.
Like her boss.