Saturday, May 14, 2005

Credit Where Credit is Due

Democrats controlling the NC Senate and General Assembly pass an terrible budget and the N&O editorial writers refuse to even name those leaders or identify their party. But when the military announces proposed base closings and NC comes out looking pretty good, the N&O credits the Dem Lt. Gov. by name and even runs a nice photo of her hugging a businessman who we assume has been saved by her efforts.

The paper makes no mention of the efforts of Republican Senators Elizabeth Dole (who sits on the Armed Services committee) or Richard Burr. Sorting through who really did and did not do the heavy lifting to keep the major NC bases is a difficult task, but you would think the regional paper would have made the effort and at least explained what the Lt. Gov. did to garner all of that fawning attention.