North Carolina Governor Knocks Her State: “We Look Like Mississippi”
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
Governor Bev Perdue expressed displeasure at her own state’s gay marriage ban.
“It’s wrong for North Carolina, clearly, clearly and simply,” Perdue said. “People around the country are watching us, and they’re really confused. To have been such a progressive, forward-thinking, economically driven state that invested in education and that stood up for the civil rights of people, including the civil rights marches back in the ‘50s and ‘60s and ‘70s — folks are saying, ‘What in the world is going on in North Carolina?’ We look like Mississippi.”
Mississippi’s Lt. Governor, Tate Reeves, struck back:
“Gov. Perdue should know that her administration has a lot of work to do to make her state’s business climate ‘look like Mississippi,’ he told NBC-17. “We are creating an environment which encourages the private sector to invest capital in Mississippi, and I would invite any North Carolina-based company wanting to move to a lower-taxed, less-regulated state to look at our business-friendly opportunities.”