OK, I’ve got a query in to the governor’s office on this one. The Raleigh News & Observer’s John Frank reported that Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is suggesting suspending congressional elections for two years so that Washington’s elected officials can presumably make decisions on solving the nation’s economic problems without worrying about immediate political consequences.
The comment came Tuesday during a discussion on economics at a meeting of the Cary Rotary Club.
The N&O quoted Perdue:
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”
I really hope that Perdue was using hyperbole, trying to make a point that Congress should worry more about helping the nation recover from it economic doldrums.
Please, governor, clear this up.