Gov Sighting: Perdue Making More Appearances

Gov. Beverly Perdue is inserting the phrase "lots of travel" back into the job description of North Carolina's chief executive.

Perdue has been all around the state since the Legislature ended in August, making on average one public appearance a day since Oct. 1 alone. This week she took food to a Meals on Wheels participant in Winston-Salem and visited the Raleigh Rescue Mission.

It's a contrast to former Gov. Mike Easley, whose behind-the-scenes style didn't lend to speeches or ribbon-cuttings.

Perdue has had a challenging year with the state's 11 percent jobless rate and a budget shortfall that led to tax increases.

Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger says the appearances are a public relations move to reduce her unpopularity.

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  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    She is the perfect career politician. She is using the NC treasury for her personal checking account. Campaing for re-election already at taxpayers expense. She is as bad as it gets for politicians. She knows the system inside and out and uses it for personal gain, i.e. Mike Easley.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:21 AM
    Rather than continue to blow the budget by over traveling and campaigning, try to take care of teachers and state employees where took a paycut for your travels.
  • by B Location: NC on Nov 27, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    Glad she's got Lot's of tax money to spend, It's a slap in the face to all tax payers, I'm about ready to close my business down, I am tired of everybody but me being able to get paid!! It does not make sense. Instead of more taxes why doesn't the state cut back? Think of the money we could save if all law enforcement drove cars that got 30mpg, little things could save lots of money, but instead of doing that, she tells law enforcement to wright more ticket's to raise money. I wish when I needed more money I could take from other people..
  • by lm Location: nc on Nov 26, 2009 at 09:44 AM
    She's doing this so that the people who regret putting her in office will change their minds and like her again. These are just photo-ops for her. She really doesn't care.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Nov 26, 2009 at 08:57 AM
    Please Bev don't come down east, I want to be able to keep my turkey down. Buzz-
  • by Tim Location: pitt on Nov 26, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    At what cost to the tax payers? She delivered how many meals?

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