Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"We Look Like Mississippi"

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?


  1. Well, that was a dumbass thing to say!

  2. What kind of tattoo does she have?

  3. You have to admit, Mississippi is kind of easy to pick on. They're at the bottom of just about every list there is. And when you're just above them you like to point that fact out.

    But that said, I know and have visited people in Mississippi. And if you like to drive fast, Mississippi is the state to be in. They should rename it 'petal to the metal'.

  4. Heidi and Angel -- I agree.

    Crapaud -- probably butt antlers.

    Mike -- MS is reaxed about speeding on the interstates.