Legislative guru Gerry Cohen has his own memory of former Gov. Bob Scott.
As a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1970, Cohen got a call from a reporter from the Charlotte Observer.
As he recalls, Scott had made a campaign promise that his office door would always be open. The reporter offered Cohen and a few other people with no political connections $25 each to try to get an appointment with the governor.
"I drove over from Chapel Hill to see if I could meet with the governor," Cohen wrote in an e-mail to Dome. " I got ushered in to see Ben Roney, who I think was chief of staff. Roney offered to set up an appointment, but said the next availabe time for me to meet with the Governor would be three or four months in the future."
Cohen said he declined, but the door was open.