In case you missed it, the Moore and Perdue campaigns spilled Under the Dome again today when Beckwith wrote that Moore had excerpted clips from an old Perdue interview as part of his ongoing attempt to challenge her pro-choice credentials. That dog might sniff around for awhile, but it ain't gonna hunt no matter how much Richard whips on it. In my opinion.
Another story also caught my eye. This one featured Treasurer Moore opining on the sad state of affairs involving Countrywide Financial.
Richard Moore took another swing at Countrywide Financial Tuesday. After attacking the troubled mortgage lender on CNBC last week, the state treasurer sent the company a letter accusing it of unethical and unsustainable business practices, the Triangle Business Journal reports. In the letter Moore, writes that the company rewarded employees who gave subprime mortgages to customers it knew could not afford them.
"As an owner of this company and a large institutional investor, I ask that you provide me with an explanation of why the company implemented and continued this business model in the face of mounting evidence that the product was unsustainable," he writes.
The state retirement system, which Moore oversees, owns about $12 million worth of shares in Countrywide.