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Chris Fitzsimon: Easley's contradictions

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The reactions to former Gov. Mike Easley's plea bargain Tuesday varied widely, providing one last set of contradictions in Easley's bizarre political career.

Good government advocates were upset that Easley's guilty plea to one felony charge of violating state campaign finance laws fell far short of addressing the illegalities that seemed evident with his campaign.

Bob Hall with Democracy South wrote that “the puny punishment is neither a deterrent for the future nor an honest portrayal of the wrongdoing that happened.”

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