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NC Gov. Pat McCrory Tattles On Rude Store Employee, Has Him Fired

A North Carolina food store employee was fired on Sunday after GOP Gov. Pat McCrory tattled on him for making a rude comment.
On Sunday afternoon, McCrory was shopping at Reid’s Fine Foods when Drew Swope, a 45-year-old cook, said he asked if he could help McCrory. After realizing he was speaking with the governor, whom he disagrees with politically, Swope said he told McCrory, “Thanks for nothing,” and walked away. Swope said the governor was upset at his comment and began “yelling” at him. He said McCrory said he was a customer and shouldn’t be treated that way. He said the governor and his security team complained to the food store owner, who then fired him. Swope said he doesn’t blame Reid’s for letting him go, saying, “I did speak out of turn.” But he added he thought it was “shocking” that the governor “had me excluded from the workplace because I upset his feelings.”
McCrory's office initially refused to comment on the incident, but when the local press continued to inquire, aides to McCrory dug up a month-old Facebook comment from the fired man in which he suggested that somebody should kick McCrory in the groin. The store's owner says the firing had nothing to do with McCrory being governor. (Tipped by JMG reader Jimmy)

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