1. On Tuesday, during a Q & A at a rotary club meeting, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) made a very odd suggestion. Asked what she could do to turn around the economy, Perdue gave a rambling, two-minute answer that included this tidbit: 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. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. You want people who don't worry about the next election. What was Bev Perdue thinking? - The Washington Post 2. Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia veered a bit off topic yesterday at a Senate hearing on television retransmission consent, slamming both Fox News and MSNBC for what they each do to political discourse. But it went beyond that he wouldnt mind saying goodbye to both networks: Theres a little bug inside of me which wants to get the F.C.C. to say to Fox and to MSNBC, Out. Off. End. Goodbye. It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future. Jay Rockefeller - Fox News - MSNBC | Senator | FCC | Mediaite 3. Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. (Applause.) And believe me, right now dealing with Congress -- AUDIENCE: Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can! THE PRESIDENT: Believe me -- believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. (Laughter.) I promise you. Not just on immigration reform.So I need you to keep building a movement for change outside of Washington, one that they can't stop. (Applause.) Obama's La Raza speech. Plugs DREAM Act. Transcript - Lynn Sweet Is there a pattern in the pronouncements of a party that suggests shutting down elections, banning free speech, and governing outside of the protocols of constitutional republic? Is there a sub rosa message, that represents wishes not in tune with the history of this nation? Is there a warning, one to which Americans should pay special attention?