Get out the popcorn, folks. The state chosen to host the Democrat Convention in 2012 is possibly joining the Obamacare lawsuit.
Democratic Governor Bev Perdue said Friday she would not spend a veto fighting the Republican majority over a plan to join in the lawsuit with 26 other states.
The embattled freshman governor, deeply unpopular and scrambling to run to the center, told the Charlotte Observer she would take a passive role and let the state legislature do whatever it wanted with health reform.
Soak in all the goodness:
“Let us try to work in harmony and see where the points of agreement are,” she said.
But she made clear that she won’t veto health care legislation that, although versions have passed both chambers, still awaits final action in the House.
If she doesn’t sign the bill, it becomes law 10 days after she receives it.
North Carolina’s Senate and House have already passed slightly differing versions of a mandate challenge. A compromise is expected to easily emerge.
Although Republicans took control of the state legislature last November (for the first time in 100 years), no one thought they could get anywhere past Perdue. Yet it looks like she’s afraid enough to avoid the bad publicity of a veto.
Looks like elections have consequences after all.