Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bev Perdue causes gas panic in Charlotte

Dear Bev,

As a pro-McCrory blogger, I would just like to take this moment to thank you for your interview yesterday on WBT Radio in Charlotte. Reading the transcript of your interview has made my weekend.

For those of you that missed it, I've provided a partial transcript (read: the best part) of Beverly Perdue's interview with Al Gardner:


Beverly Perdue: “… this is a temporary price gouge, because that’s what it is, folks trying to get the most money they can get out of the limited capacity.”

Al Gardner: “You bet… just 30 seconds left. Who should do what about that?”

Beverly Perdue: I think we all need to get out and get our, uh, get our gas tanks as full as they’ll let us do it during in the next 24 or 48 hours. And then we continue to watch what happens in the Gulf. Then, then the whole question becomes on Sunday to assess the damage. And from there we know what we have to do; I mean the country has this, we all know this, uh supply, this emergency supply that they can let go and this would be a time that the president and the Congress should have to authorize us using…”

Al Gardner: “But very quickly, Lt. Governor Perdue, if we’re urging everybody to go out and fill their tank right now in the next 24 hours wouldn’t that by definition create a panic?

Beverly Perdue: “Oh, oh I don’t mean that at all, and I didn’t mean to imply that. What I would do is to be very cautious about it not to overreact – if you need gas get some, but there is no need for anybody to rush right out because this is not going to be long term. Uh, the country has this supply that they’ve kept in waiting for this so I, uh, the truckers here, the folks who are on the road, find gas available, but what I was trying to say is don’t be concerned that you’re not going to be able to find it somewhere. It’s that there is still is a supply in this country; it’s not like last night while we were asleep somebody sucked all the oil out of the tanks all over the country. But it has been raised a buck and it’s really hard.”


Uhh, which is it Bev?? Are we supposed to panic and fill up the gas tank of every vehicle we own, or are we supposed to be cautious and not overreact?

Yeah, that's the kind of leadership we need.

In contrast, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory made the following statement yesterday in regards to the potential gas crisis:

“Due to the reduced flow of gas supplies out of the Gulf Coast, the City of Charlotte has implemented a conservation plan for the city fleet of vehicles to curtail the use of non-essential vehicles this weekend. I encourage all citizens to also implement a fuel conservation plan to conserve fuel over the weekend and remain calm until the full impact of Hurricane Ike on the nation’s gas supply can be determined.”

How refreshing. And the Democrats think Republicans don't want change.


NC4MP said...

That would be hilarious, if we didn't run the risk of getting her as our next governor. She is not too bright.

Roch101 said...

As an independent truly undecided about the governors race, giving a good look at all three candidates, this kind of double-speak from Perdue is exactly what makes me doubt she would be a good governor. However, getting your little jab at the Democrats in at the end of your post is also more of the same. A turnoff. You had me not liking Perdue for a moment then finished it off with a reason for me not to like McCrory either.

Melissa said...

My "change" comment was a jab? I didn't even mean it to be. I actually called into a local radio talk show a couple weeks ago with that comment, because the host was discussing Obama's "change" message. He said on several occasions that the Republicans were against a message of change, and his callers were echoing that same sentiment. I finally called in and informed him that I dislike Obama's change mantra because of the kind of change he wants to bring, not because I hate change, and I finished it up by telling him that any McCrory supporter is pro-change, as our state government has been Democratic for quite a while. And he actually agreed with me.

You can't ignore the fact that a Republican in NC state government would be "change". You getting upset about that is no different than the Republicans getting upset over the "lipstick on a pig" comment.

Carolina Conservative said...

Perdue really loves to stick her foot in her mouth. She's not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed.