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The Donnybrook
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wow! Real-life scumbag Republicans, right here in Wake County!!!

A completely dick move by the Republicans on the Wake County Board of Commissioners...

After 75 minutes and 14 split votes Monday, Tony Gurley and the GOP regained the top spot on the Wake County Board of Commissioners - on a tie-breaker achieved only when member Betty Lou Ward took an unexcused bathroom break.

Her absence gave the board's Republican members a temporary 3-2 majority they used to vote Gurley into the chairman's seat held by Harold Webb, the octogenarian Democrat who is recovering from a stroke. Many thought Webb would appear in the chamber just to cast a ballot to pick his replacement, but the board made its annual leadership vote without him.

When Ward, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the board, returned from the restroom and found Gurley sitting in the chairman's seat, she said: "Wonderful. Thanks, guys."
It's worth reiterating that these GOP assholes were only able to pull off this power grab because Democrat Harold Webb's recovery from a stroke prevented him from attending the meeting.



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