The media's attention seems to have shifted from the inexcusable privacy violation of thousands of NC kids to (SURPRISE!) the blame game.
Deputy Assistant Governor McCrory continues to support and defend the thoroughly incompetent Queen Aldona Wos and, even after a full year on the job, attempt to blame Bev Perdue for his own administration's screw-ups.
Republicans, led by the governor, said the mistake is yet another example of how dysfunctional the Department of Health and Human Services had become under previous Democratic administrations.
Leading Democrats, however, are calling for Wos to go.
“There’s obviously no administrator over there making sure the nuts and bolts get done every day, and we need to hire someone to do that,” said Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt, an Asheville Democrat.
So what's the part that Ricky got right?
Why, he and Aldona are blaming "human error"
In a statement Monday afternoon, DHHS pinned the mistake on “human error in computer programming and the quality assurance process in printing the new Medicaid identification cards.”
That's partly right -- it was a grievous error by purported human Pat McCrory to appoint Aldona Wos to run such a large, complex, critical agency. What was he thinking?
Wos, a former U.S. ambassador to Estonia, is a major Republican donor who helped McCrory raise money for his 2012 campaign. He has called her a mentor.