Can you hear the quack, quack, quacking?
RALEIGH -- In her final weeks in office, Gov. Beverly Perdue is proving that being a lame duck is a two-way street.
Yes, legislative leaders and others who will continue in positions of power in North Carolina can, in many respects, ignore her.
And she can ignore them.
Perdue seems intent on ignoring the Republican-controlled legislature, in particular, on a couple of matters still on her to-do list.
One involves appointing a replacement to a Supreme Court justice, Patricia Timmons-Goodson, who recently announced that she was retiring from the bench.
The other involves what to do with the prime Raleigh real estate that is being left vacant by the closure of Dorothea Dix hospital and the moving of offices of a state agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, from the property....