Translation: "To be backward, rather than to seem backward."
This bit of opinionated fun is courtesy of political blogger (and longtime N.C. politico) Gary Pearce.
Meanwhile, his fellow blogger at Talking About Politics -- on the political flip side -- Carter Wrenn weighs in with an analysis on just what this past, contentious session added up to.
Here's how Wrenn begins his piece: :
But what kind of devilment went on in the legislature before the peace of August southern afternoons was restored?
Not exactly what you’d think.
One group of politicians has been howling that legislators (of the Republican stripe) laid waste to the ‘old ways’ of North Carolina – that, like Viking helmeted Vandals, Republicans descended on Raleigh in hordes and sowed mayhem on the poor, children and women – on everybody but old rich white men and corporations.
Answering the howlers, the other group of politicians say after a long hegira in the wilderness they’ve restored North Carolina’s true path, revived our struggling fortunes, and, now, we are walking down the road to the Promised Land.