Another quotable quote from Gov. Bev Perdue, via the High Point Enterprise:

“I hate incentives,” the first-term Democratic governor said during the roundtable phone interview with media representatives from across North Carolina.

In a perfect world, Perdue said she would prefer that incentives payments to private employers didn’t take place. The dilemma, the governor said, is that North Carolina and its communities can’t “unilaterally disarm” from offering incentives when other states keep playing the game.

The Enterprise, however, takes note of an “irony of timing” —– a press release issued by the governor’s office announcing Novartis was receiving a pledge of $3.7 million for an operation in Wake County.