Mike@Nick – Editorials – NewsObserver.com

Surely young Mike Easley, growing up in the days of “decoder rings” and X-ray glasses and invisible ink, most available from cereal boxes, was fully equipped for life as a secret agent. Want to bet he was an accomplished hide-and-go-seek gamer as well?

During his tenure as governor, Easley displayed a secretive side, spending a lot of time at his home in Southport and confiding in a relative few number of aides. He had little use for the customary glad-handing that came with the office, and he certainly was not one to share his thoughts on decision-making with many people – especially not with the media. It was, his staff members came to accept, the way he was.

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