David Hoyle, the former Democratic state senator from Gaston County whom many progressive Democrats loved to hate, became Gov. Perdue's Secretary of Revenue on Monday, the man in charge of collecting taxes.
He's also a man well known for his solicitous attitude toward the richest in the state.
According to an editorial in the Winston-Salem Journal, when jokingly asked "whether he would even collect any taxes from businesses and the rich," Hoyle jokingly responded, "God bless the rich; the poor can beg." The Journal editorial added, "He has made similar remarks before."
Marie Antoinette was also laughing out loud, reportedly, when she was told there was no bread for the masses: "Well let them eat cake." Sometimes a joke is an open window to inner character.
Worst appointment Bev Perdue has made.