Friday, April 27, 2012

Republicans strengthening marriage and clean government in North Carolina

Even as Republican-led effort to enshrine bigotry into the North Carolina Constitution through the amendment to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions continues, their leadership is actively doing even more to "promote marriage" and "clean up government."

The Charlotte Observer reports
The chief of staff to state House Speaker Thom Tillis has been in an intimate relationship with a lobbyist for the North Carolina Home Builders Association, a special interest group that often seeks help from the legislature and provides money to political campaigns across the state.

...Both Thomas and Hayes are married to other people, according to public records.
The story goes on to note that Speaker Tillis and his philandering chief of staff share an apartment and that Speaker Tillis' campaign fund contributes towards the chief's rent.

Despite this, Speaker Tillis knows nothing of his chief's and roommate's infidelity. Um, sure.

Oddly though, the Speaker is rumored to have requested a secret service detail.