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Easley issues explored

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The ongoing investigation into former Gov. Mike Easley’s dubious dealings attracts attention to the work of Carolina Journal. One week ago, Executive Editor Don Carrington discussed recent developments in the Easley case for News 14 Carolina. The Rhino Times also cited Carrington’s work in a recent column about Easley. An editorial on Easley in the Henderson Daily Dispatch also noted John Hood’s work in exposing the former governor’s escapades. ([T]he Easley camp’s arrogance seems almost irrepressible. John Hood of the John Locke Foundation, whose column frequently appears in this paper, has made note of same. But he also mentions that in the course ofthe Board of Elections’ hearings, Easley’s luster quickly faded. “I heard a man start out confident, employ his usual blarney to evade the early questions, and then begin to fall apart,” Hood writes. “Easley’s charm became smarmy. His bravado became arrogant. His faulty recollections became evasive.”)

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