North Carolina Governor Calls On Congress To Suspend Elections
North Carolina Bev Purdue (D) has come up with what may be both the most ridiculous and the most outrageous idea ever:
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) proposed suspending congressional elections for a cycle so legislators could focus on fixing the economy.
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said Tuesday, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”
According to the North Carolina newspaper, it’s unclear whether Perdue was serious, although her tone did not suggest a joke.
One could only hope she was joking.