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Chafee thanks DOH print shop workers

January 31, 2011

Here is an anecdote about how Governor Linc Chafee is changing the tenor of relations with state employees from the combative stance of Don Carcieri. On inauguration eve, the Chafee staff discovered a typo in the official program for the big day. The official name of the state was spelled `Plantation’ instead of `Plantations.’

Chafee’s people were not sure how to proceed, until someone discovered that the state Department of Health has an in-house print shop.

So the DOH called in workers early and they reprinted the program. The new governor heard about their effort and the morning after he was sworn in, Chafee went to the print shop to personally thank the workers.

“The governor was so moved by the extra effort that he went over to thank them,’’ says Mike Trainor, the governor’s spokesman.

Said one of the workers who (was not indentified) “I’ve been here for 22 years and I’ve never seen a governor in the building, never mind in my room.’’


4 Comments leave one →
  1. tim1999 permalink
    January 31, 2011 10:53 pm

    Of course Linc is going to thank them. Unions are vast majority of the 18% of registered voters who supported him.
    Scott will you be “reporting” on Chafee’s bathroom activities next?? ha ha ha ha ha
    My goodness how far you’ve fallen Scottso. Sad.

  2. Anne permalink
    February 1, 2011 10:42 pm

    The Governor walked over and went down to the print shop and just walked in to thank two good workers who do there job everyday and helped out in a pinch. The only politics involved is in your head.

  3. joe vileno permalink
    February 1, 2011 11:30 pm

    nice touch, he’s a good guy about things like that and it’s good politics.

    Maybe there would not have ben a problem if the damn word ‘plantations’ were not in the state’s name, something that Mr. Good Guy Civil Rights Chafee did not address in his capaign much if at all, but it was on a referendum ballot


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