News broke yesterday that Gov. Pat McCrory, famous in his own mind for stepping on important toes, will be giving not just any speech but the "keynote address" at the annual meeting of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the corporate-funded octopus that has its tentacles in every state capitol, wrapped around every Republican lawmaker who's perfectly willing to let millionaires do the thinking for him.
Governor McCrory, Prize Show Cow, willing to be milked in public.
Practically every extreme measure passed in North Carolina since January 2013 came from the ALEC playbook, from voter suppression to fast-tracked fracking, from tax cuts for corporations to the crippling of public education. You name it, ALEC is likely behind it.
McCrory's defense of this speaking engagement: “I speak to many groups that invite me.”
"Hey, they invited me to the whorehouse. Who am I to turn down an opportunity to speak to a whole room full of wealthy prostitutes?"