Perdue responds to 'Danger' e-mails

NC Governor Beverly Perdue (Steve Helber)
February 5, 2010 4:15:47 AM PST
Governor Bev Perdue says when it comes to e-mail she's got nothing to hide.Her comments come after ABC11 Eyewitness News reported that former governor Mike Easley used a secret e-mail account.

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Easley's secret e-mail account was based on the fictional character "Nick Danger."

Easley has been criticized for using his personal account for state business and for allegedly instructing his staff to delete e-mails.

Public records requests have since poured in media outlets requesting access to Easley's private account while he was governor.

But the current governor says when it comes to her e-mail it's a different story.

"I have a private e-mail account and everything that mentions anything about state business is archived," Perdue said. "We are very careful, I can promise you we are very careful and anytime we have a public records request we also service my Gmail account."

Perdue says she carries a personal Blackberry - paid for out of her pocket - and her staff is working to give her access to state e-mail on it.

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