WASHINGTON — Conservative financier Art Pope, the North Carolina’s deputy budget directorpartly responsible for engineering the state’s strong rightward shift, is stepping down from his post in Gov. Pat McCrory’s (R) administration.
McCrory praised Pope, the former chief executive of the discount-store empire Variety Wholesalers, at a Wednesday press conference.
“Art Pope has been an invaluable public servant for the people of North Carolina,” McCrory said in a statement. “His knowledge and leadership helped produce historic tax reform while producing two balanced budgets that put North Carolina back on the road to prosperity. He has dedicated much of his life to the betterment of North Carolina and it has been a privilege to have him at my side.”(Huffington Post)
…now if we can just get rid of the whole wretched bloody lot of them…