Thursday, August 25, 2005

Truth Telling

In a change of pace from their usual efforts to hide misdeeds of the Democrats here in NC, the N&O goes right after Marc Basnight today. The new budget that Basnight pushed through allows, at the cost to taxpayers, the state Utilities Commissioners to participate in the judicial retirement system. The N&O explains that "the big winner appears to be Sen. Marc Basnight's brother-in-law."

I still think the paper errs by not noting the political party of Basnight, and I thing the story would gain from noting the political ties of the members of the Commission, but the blunt talk in the article is at least a start.