On vacation last weekend, Gov. Bev Perdue said she read a book that reminded her of North Carolina.
"I don't know about you all but when I continue to watch what's going on in North Carolina I feel like I'm in Alice and Wonderland," she said. "It's like being in a different country."
Perdue made the remark came in response to a reporter's question Tuesday morning about the Colbert report clip on the state.
And she dispelled GOP rhetoric pushed by Pat McCrory that she is the driving force behind the negative attacks attacking his gubernatorial campaign. The ads are funded by the Democratic Governors Association, where Perdue is vice-chairwoman.
"I have no involvement at all," she said. "I think the ads are very truthful, for the most part, and very good for the most part."
Perdue lamented the political chatter and incessant ads this early in the campaign season. "No wonder there is such cynicism in this country if you have to hear this negativism for the next six months from Republicans and Democrats," she said.
As for Republican ads tying her to Dalton, Perdue said it's the same ole political tactics. "As you know this is the history of politics in North Carolina," said Perdue, then-lieutenant governor during her campaign. "When I ran for governor, I was linked with the current governor. ... There is no tie. We run separate and apart."