Editor and publisher — and governor

Mike Easley, the governor of North Carolina, has benefited from some editing from his press office, as reported today in The News & Observer.

At issue is a state-supported book called “The Governors of North Carolina.” In the entry on Easley, gone are references to tax increases and a failed run for U.S. Senate, replaced by mentions of savings and education. Be sure to check out the “before and after” examples to see the full force of the rewrites.

UPDATE: The N&O editorial board asks for a rewrite for the next edition.