Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Different Can, Same Swill
Aldona Wos is our dollar-a-year public servant and worth every penny of that dollar! She's one of those sterling appointees by our governor, made during an infrequent break from "stepping on toes."
Who did she hire to "rebrand" her dismantlement of health and human services in North Carolina? A political hack named Aaron Mullins, 38, who's making $68,000, which is almost $20,000 less than a 24-year-old former McCrory campaign staffer almost hired by Wos to pretend to be some sort of health-care "analyst." Mullins should ask for a raise. He's old enough to be that boy's father.
What's the re-brander's qualifications for the job? He once held Senator Elizabeth Dole's handbag, and he worked recently for former NC Republican Party Chair Tom Fetzer. So we guess he had high-powered references. And there's this: "Mullins also produced a glowing biographical video on Pat McCrory that was shown as part of the future GOP governor's 2012 election night victory celebration." He got $7,000 for that video and learned an important lesson: flattery is a pretty good career track.
He apparently has a whopping 150 Twitter followers, which, to dollar-a-year Aldona Wos, makes him an expert at social media.