02.05.07

Governor Easley…

Posted in Politics at 6:12 am by Jason G.

From the Charlotte Observer…  North Carolina’s Governor Easley finally speaks up about his choice of Mike Nifong as Durham’s District Attorney:

Gov. Mike Easley said last month that picking Mike Nifong to be Durham’s district attorney was the worst appointment of his career, and he said Nifong broke his promise not to run for the office.

Easley told law students in New York that Nifong’s decision to seek office in last fall’s election almost prompted him to consider yanking Nifong from office.

“I almost un-appointed him when he decided to run,” Easley said. “I rate that as probably the poorest appointment that I’ve,” the governor trailed off before adding “I’ve made some good ones.”

Easley, a former prosecutor, was speaking at New York University Jan. 22 about public service. After the speech, someone in the audience asked him to rate Nifong’s performance in the controversial sexual assault investigation against three former Duke University lacrosse players.

The governor said Nifong had done a poor job.

“You don’t need me to tell you that,” he said.

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