North Carolina's Governor, Beverley Perdue, recently made headlines defending the state's bloated, inefficient, and generally scandalous ABC system. North Carolina is one of only four states in the nation that retains such an obsolete, post-prohibition establishment. While Perdue cloaks her opposition as a defense of tax revenue and method of keeping liquor out of kids' hands, her opposition is based on control. Perdue doesn't want to give up the corrupt bureaucracy that currently controls liquor sales in North Carolina. This shouldn't surprise anyone. When is the last time a Democrat advocated for free market solutions to anything?