Gov. Bev Perdue's mental acuity is again the topic of public debate.
Playing off Wake GOP leader Susan Bryant's remarks that Perdue is "the dumbest governor in America," former U.S. ambassador and congressman Fred Eckert writes this: "If North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue is not America’s dumbest governor, a whole lot of us here in the Tar Heel State would be very surprised."
Eckert's piece appeared at The Daily Caller, a conservative website. It brought a strong rebuke from the state Democratic Party spokesman Walton Robinson, who emailed the editor and conservative pundit Tucker Carlson to complain about "the politics of personal destruction."
Carlson responded that the piece was "pretty mean." But in an email to Robinson, he said he apparently agrees with its sentiment: "On the other hand, she does seem like kind of a moron." (Carlson didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.)