One thing I've learned about Republicans over the years: They have a very short bench.
Elect a Democrat governor, and all the activists line up for jobs — well-qualified and otherwise.
Elect a Republican governor, and the activists think all the jobs should be abolished. Except they aren't, because government performs essential functions that most Republicans aren't interested in doing.
Hence, you might not be wasting your time to check out Governor-elect McCrory's new website, WorkforPat.com.
Who knows, you could be the next deputy secretary of something.
He didn't seem to have an over-supply of them, either, during his campaign.