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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Yet another GOP politician unhinged

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:38 AM

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Louisiana and South Carolina may share a reputation for producing wacked out, goofy, or just plain odd politicians, but those states have nothing on North Carolina. We’ve already introduced you to N.C. political weirdos like Congress members Sue Myrick, Patrick McHenry and Virginia Foxx, as well as N.C. House of Representatives Minority Leader Skip Stam. Ready for another one?  Just when you thought you’d gotten used to conservatives turning into crybaby whiners who blame nearly everything on liberal conspiracies, along comes Hugh Webster to up the ante. Webster, a former state senator from Burlington, N.C., is on trial in Caswell County for allegedly using his power of attorney to embezzle money from an elderly aunt. The former state legislator, whose opposition to all things “lib’ul” earned him the Jesse-esque nickname “Senator No” in Raleigh, says he’s not to blame in the current criminal controversy. "They call me a defendant,” said Webster, “I'm a victim." And you’ll never guess whom he blames for his troubles. It’s "leftists, liberals -- the people who would try to rob us of our money and freedoms" who are the evil forces behind Webster’s embezzlement charges. As Betsy Muse of the progressive website BlueNC put it, “I'm not sure if former state senator Hugh Webster is insane or just bat shit crazy, but whatever it is, it is our fault.”

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