From a BlueNC reader:
Regarding no qualifications and high salaries, there's someone else you should look into at the Department of Commerce.
Blannie Cheng Garrett was promoted to Deputy Secretary of Commerce at a salary of $110,000. In January 2013, she was appointed as the Governor's Deputy Director of Jobs and the Economy at a salary of $85,500.
What's most interesting is that Blannie is 28 years old with two years of post-law school experience practicing private equity law. You know, the type of law that focuses on helping wealthy investors extract the most amount of money possible out of corporations by levering them up with debt. Obviously, two years of this experience well qualifies you to be one of the foremost experts on job creation and the economy.
There you have it. Blannie Cheng Garrett works less than a year as a McCrony, in a job where she has no experience, and then gets promoted to another job where she also has no experience, and gets a $24,500 raise. (Note from James: I haven't been able to confirm the $85,500 number, but all the other facts check out. Even if it's not accurate, the current salary ($110,000) is problematic all by itself.)
All that said, maybe we shouldn't complain. Given Blainnie's impact on jobs and the economy in North Carolina so far, maybe we should just count our blessings.