Professional speech writers just looooooovvve alliteration. Four C's. Five R's. You name it, they'll contrive it. So it came as no surprise that Deputy Assistant Governor McCrory's uninspiring speech last night relied on that trick of the trade in laying out his three E's. Economy. Education. And efficiency.
The only substance he offered, of course, was on efficiency, which makes perfect sense given that DAG is not much more than a glorified mid-level manager. But still, I support some of the initiatives he outlined, and if he can improve efficiency, great. His plans for the economy and education, on the other hand, were thin on details and short on reality. I predict that North Carolina will fall behind on both fronts by the time Pope's four-year reign of error is complete.
Which brings me to the missing E. Environment.
The damage the Pope administration will do to our economy and education pales in comparison to the destruction we'll see on the environmental front. As a corporate shill for Duke Energy, McCrory was in the business of exploiting natural resources for personal profit. Now as the so-called steward of this once-great state, he can't even be bothered to include the environment on his hapless agenda.