The "YOU WORK FOR ME" line is complete hogwash. Unless you have complete power to hire and fire then it does not apply so unless the kid was a resident of NC then that line could even be used there. Go buy one share in BP and tell then order then to stop the leak, same type deal in trying to proclaim that you are someone's boss.
Etherridge DOES work for me--I've been a NC resident for almost 5 years, and I vote (not for him though).
I am a student (graduate student) with a VERY special interest in publishing, web development and the 1A (MFA Graphic Design). So this story hits particularly close to home for me. It's scary from a 1A perspective, it's VERY scary that he kept insisting that "we have a right to know who you are" (who are "we"?), and it's an embarrassment to all North Carolinians.
Employees of any government in the United States are civil servants of the people. They work for us, and are paid by us, therefore, we are their bosses.
While they may not think so right now, I have a firm belief that there will be much eye opening come november with who is and isn't in office anymore...
As a fellow NC'er, I am also ashamed by his actions. Don't judge us by how this man acts, please.