Was he drunk? Douglas Fox that is.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Gov. Bev Perdue asked for Fox's resignation after he sent a racist e-mail.
The e-mail was sent from Fox's law firm address Nov. 14, 10 days after Barack Obama was elected president. The message, which had been forwarded multiple times by others before reaching Fox, contained no text other than the subject line, “how true.”
This is the same e-mail that brought down a California mayor, did Fox think he was was going to be immune?
Why not send the e-mail from a personal account? The governor did the right thing by telling people why Fox resigned. You can't forward racist e-mails at work, you can get fired for that.