The governor is in Afghanistan and it didn’t make the front page of the local daily newspaper. Instead, a first glance at the Providence Journal this morning informs readers that Dick Clark has passed away. Dick Clark, in case you don’t know, was the host of American Bandstand. Our country is at war with Afghanistan, as you probably do know, and the elected leader of Rhode Island is there. It could have been a much better news cycle for Chafee, if only his office would have procured a picture of his boots on the ground there. The governor made himself available to reporters by phone (including me), but given that he isn’t the best interview, the whole thing would have made a much better photo op.
Actual exclusive: Dan Gordon did not pay his income taxes. He told Dan McGowan that he hopes his protest sends a message to Rhode Islanders. Yep, it will.
Half of RI politicians told Ted Nesi they’d share their tax returns with him. Anthony Gemma actually said he would share his only if he wins a seat in Congress, but for the time being he has “family and partners to protect at this point.” Which of course begs the question of who else will Gemma no longer feel obliged to protect if he were to get elected. Here’s one safe guess: Democrats.
Political sin in these here parts: Mass. Sen. Scott Brown took campaign money from New York Yankees President Randy Levine.
It goes without saying that most people disagree with the Vatican’s anti-abortion policies, but did you know only 14 percent of Catholics agree with the church when it comes to whether or not to support women’s rights.
Projo calls Paul Ryan’s budget proposal “dishonest.”
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