Cheri Beasley wants me to drive. This, on its own, wouldn't seem extraordinary except when you consider that Beasley is a justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court, and I'm someone she met an hour ago. It's a 75-mile trip from Raleigh to Greensboro for a candidates forum, and she doesn't have a driver—or any staffer along for that matter. It's just her and me. After mentally flipping through the possible issues presented by this arrangement (Ethical problem? No. Possible campaign finance violation? I didn't think so.), I slide behind the wheel of her Nissan Murano and we're off, cruising away from Beasley's house of worship, the First Baptist Church.
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