Buddha, much like everyone else has good and bad days.
When my brother-in-law, BIll Clinton, was elected, he had gay friends. That was a coming out.
The model that I'd always seen as a little boy, as a teenager, as I watched other political careers, I saw people who'd start off in local government, gain experience, move to state government, and then on to federal office. I'd always believed that kind of experience was important.
It's always been an ebb and flow of interest and energy.
New York's got a little rougher edge to it than Chicago.
As you may know, previously as Attorney General and now as Governor, I have supported legislation to close the gun show loophole in North Carolina.
Michael F. Easley