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Parting Shots

These are the Carolina Journal parodies that appear on Page 28 of every issue of CJ.

(8.08.14) PARODY: Tillis Targeted in Charcoal Ash Attack Ad
RALEIGH — Critics of misleading political ads say a new campaign from environmentalists has gone too far.


(3.05.14) PARODY: Crisco Seeks Celebrity Help in Primary Against Aiken
The former state commerce secretary is reaching beyond traditional campaign consultants in his bid for the 2nd Congressional District.


(6.03.13) PARODY: NAACP's ‘Moral Monday’ Too ‘Churchy,’ Says ACLU
The ACLU of North Carolina warns that overt religious references during the weekly protests at the Legislative Building may have gone over the line.


(11.08.12) PARODY: N.C. Dietetics Board Goes After Michelle Obama
The first lady finds herself the latest target of North Carolina's aggressive nutrition police. Law enforcement officials say Michelle Obama does not have a state license and should not offer nutritional and other lifestyle advice.


(6.28.12) PARODY: John Edwards Develops New Hair-Care Product Line
The Democratic former U.S. senator and presidential candidate hopes his new entrepreneurial venture will mend fences with ex-mistress Rielle Hunter.


(2.11.11) PARODY: N.C. Budget Dollars Now Called Teacher Jobs Saved
If you wonder why Golden LEAF and other economic incentives programs have fallen out of favor so quickly, you need to do the math.


(9.08.10) PARODY: Griffith to Get Larger Role Boosting Obama Agenda
EDITOR'S NOTE: A recent survey by Public Policy Polling found that North Carolina native Andy Griffith's favorability rating among his fellow Tar Heels has plummeted by 25 points since June 2008. We thought it was appropriate to publish our September 2010 parody featuring Sheriff Taylor.


(4.01.10) Hello, America, My Name is Johnny Edwards
We’ve heard from his mistress Rielle Hunter, we’ve heard from his soon-to-be-ex-wife Elizabeth, and we’ve heard from his former aide Andrew Young. Now he says, it’s time for America to hear from him about the scandals from his 2008 campaign for president of the United States.


(3.02.10) PARODY: Edwards Mistress Gets NC’s Highest Honor
Gov. Bev Perdue acknowledges the contributions Rielle Hunter has made to the state of North Carolina.


(9.30.09) PARODY: Easley and Campbell Headed for a "Dude-Vorce"
Things are getting rocky for Mike Easley and McQueen Campbell.