I don’t know. IS he done?
Real short version: this all started when Jay Parmley, the former executive director of the NC Democratic party, was allegedly accused of sexually harassing a male staffer. Reportedly, Parmley had sent said staffer pictures of genitals*…
Hold on: let me stop for a moment and make a PSA for politicians. DON’T DO THAT.
…anyway, Parmley effectively got tossed out on his ear, but there’s still a lot of speculation of just how far a hypothetical coverup of the alleged incident could have spread. This isn’t of academic interest: Lt. Governor Walter Dalton might even be involved, and not coincidentally Dalton happens to be running for Governor this year. He’s doing so because current governor Bev Perdue abruptly decided earlier this year to not seek another term… do people see where this could be going? Anyway, there was a lot of pressure put on NC Democratic chairman David Parker to resign, and yesterday he did so. Cue the relieved-but-still-slightly nervous press releases from the Lt. Governor and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall**, congratulating Parker for doing the right thing, here. (more…)