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Who knew? Turns out NC's brandy-new (R) chief executive, Pat McCrory, is listening to our protests, y'all! He said so himself this week in an interview with reporter Janet Conner-Knox of the Wilson (NC) Times.

Conner-Knox said on Thursday that she asked McCrory specifically about the Moral Monday demonstrations and whether he planned to ever talk with the protesters.

His response, which she said she recorded, was: “I go out in the crowd all of the time. Frankly, yesterday I went out and talked to several of them and they were not very respectful. They did not represent the majority of those who call themselves ‘moral’ by cussing me out, but that’s the way things go sometimes.”

It’s not clear by “yesterday” whether the governor was talking about Moral Monday or a Tuesday abortion protest. Conner-Knox’s report is at bit.ly/12kloPj.

There's only one problem with this statement, and it's a familiar one with the GOP. The problem is evidence. Somehow, in a world where every other person on the street has a sophisticated recording device already in their hand, no recorded audiovisual evidence of Gov. McCrory's claim has emerged.

However, hilarity has ensued on Twitter at #patwasthere. Follow me below the orange raincloud for the fun.

Oh, Pat, bless your heart. You're not a corporate executive anymore. You can't just level insults at the minions and go back to your ivory tower. Well, you can, but sooner or later it's going to backfire on you. Aaaaand, it just did.

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It sucks to see literally decades of progress swirling down the drain in my state, but it looks like Pat's on notice. Poor, poor Pat.

At least it's stopped raining for now. Happy Friday y'all!

8:14 EDT: Edit for Twitter handle typo

Originally posted to SteelerGrrl on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 02:06 PM PDT.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE and DKos Asheville.

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