Socialists are more at ease talking about their goals even if it is played off as "just a joke."
"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover."
The comment - which came during a discussion of the economy - perked more than a few ears. It's unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious, but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea.
Later Tuesday afternoon, Perdue's office clarified the remarks:
"Come on," said spokeswoman Chris Mackey in a statement. "Gov. Perdue was obviously using hyperbole to highlight what we can all agree is a serious problem: Washington politicians who focus on their own election instead of what's best for the people they serve." Source: Charlotte Observer
Where does the joking end and socialism begin? The next election will be interesting.