Friday, February 27, 2009

Basnight interview tonight!

Can you believe it's 70 today and we could be in winter storm warning in 48 hours. Bizarre!

Anyway, this weekend's Political Connections (Fri 6pm, Sun 11am on News 14 Carolina) is a don't miss. I spend the entire half hour on an interview with Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight. He was very candid about a wide range of issues.

As a preview here's some quotes on a few topics...

Balancing the budget
"I believe the majority of us in the Senate and hopefully the House, as well, will see you can't cut your way out of this kind of condition."

On working with Gov. Bev Perdue
"She's very very smart. Is she good to work with? Probably not. She's difficult in that vain. She's very headstrong but she wants to do the right thing and she will demand that."

On potential cell phone ban while driving
"I would hope not. I would think you should be able to use your phone in the car when you're driving down the road."

On potential smoking ban in public places
"I don't know about taking away the independent right to make that choice."

He goes on to say his daughters who run his restaurant on the Outer Banks support the ban but he's not sure about it. That could be a problem for supporters of the ban!

This is just the tip of the iceberg so make sure to check it out tonight on News 14 Carolina.

Have a great weekend!

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