Oh Frack! Dem Accidentally Approves Fracking!

The Atlantic Wire reports that North Carolina State Representative Becky Carney, a Democrat, “accidentally” voted to override Democrat Governor Bev Perdue’s veto of a bill allowing the extraction of natural gas using hydraulic fracturing (or, “fracking“). Although Republicans represent the majority in North Carolina’s legislature, Rep. Carney’s vote apparently represented the overriding vote.

She claimed fatigue caused her to press the green button instead of the red button – and, I’ve got no reason to doubt her.

No worries Rep. Carney: As a thank you for acting to reduce our dependence on foreign energy I’ve got your back on this one. If voters don’t accept “fatigue” as a reasonable explanation, try using one of these:

(BTW: Some North Carolinians will recognize she’s used one of the above reasons before. Read the original article to find out which one.)

Thanks for reading!

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