N.C. Governor Beverly Perdue (D) was sworn into office on January 10th. One month later, she is on vacation.
Technically, Perdue's office says the governor is on a "Working Vacation" all this week and that the vacation was planned before the November election. Where is she? A spokesperson for Perdue said she didn't know exactly where the governor was vacationing, but Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton said he's been told that Perdue is out of the country.
In this day and age of technology, some might argue the governor is as plugged in to the needs of the state as if she were in Raleigh. Others might argue her absence, especially one month into her tenure and with a growing financial crisis, that going on vacation sends the wrong message.
What do you think? Is it a big deal that the governor is vacationing right now, or is it no big deal at all?