Gary Pearce, the veteran Democratic strategist, gives his take on some of GOP Gov. Pat McCrory's Cabinet picks on his blog, Talking About Politics, which can be found at www.talkingaboutpolitics.com
"Some critics forget a big point about Governor McCrory’s appointments: He won. He gets to pick who he wants. No matter what you think.
That said, three questions arise.
First, Tony Tata? Really? The knock on Tata as Wake school head was that he was a bully who brooked no dissent or disagreement. And that led directly to the school bus debacle. Did McCrory check that out?
That style won’t work at DOT. Worse for McCrory, it could anger legislators, DOT board members and campaign contributors.