Headline from yesterday's Raleigh News & Observer: NC Governor Perdue on vacation. I hope Governor Perdue and her husband have a great vacation. While she is gone stores will open, people will go to work, schools (especially non-government ones) will teach, trash will get picked up etc, etc.
Many people think that their well being and happiness are dependent on the actions of government. Government is there to enforce the law and insure a level playing field. The individual politicians will come and go and we are often better off when they are gone. The quote attributed to either Judge Tucker or Mark Twain says it best, "No man’s life, liberty or property,are safe when the legislature is in session".
Even though Gov. Perdue is out of the country the legislature is still here and we need to be aware of what they are up to (Civitas will keep you informed!). Remember that for 8 years NC functioned OK without a governor. In a December 30, 2008 article Scott Mooneyham wrote "…the revelations furthered criticism that Easley had too often been an absentee governor."