- Jan 2010
[h=2]Perdue Suggests Suspending Elections[/h]North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said the country should suspend congressional elections for two years "so that Congress can focus on economic recovery and not the next election," the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Said 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. You want people who don't worry about the next election."
Update: Was Perdue joking, as her staff now claims? Audio of her remarks was just posted.
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The audio file doesn't play for me, so I can't say, but I saw another article on this somewhere, and it didn't sound like they thought she was joking. What in the heck could she possibly have been thinking!?? Suspend elections???? Damn.