GREENVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue had strong words Friday when asked about Tuesday's vote on Amendment One.
"We look like Mississippi," the governor told WITN-TV.
Unofficial returns show the amendment - which defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman - passed with about 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent against.
Don't get me wrong: I would not have favored that amendment, either. But why pick on Mississippi? This was a cheap shot at an innocent bystander state. She should apologize.
Actually, if she wanted to be more devastating, she could have said, "We look like California," which has a $16 billion deficit. Or New Jersey.
Anyway, the NC Gov's remarks were just tacky. Almost common and NASCARish. Why start a fight with another state?