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Linc Chafee one year later

November 10, 2011

Governor Lincoln Chafee is discovering that it isn’t enough to be right on the issues. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay sat down last week with Chafee a year after his election as the state’s first independent governor since the 19th century.

Lincoln Chafee sits in the second floor State House office that his father, John Chafee, held in the go-go years of the 1960s, a time when the red brick factories still churned out textiles, jewelry and electronics. A working-class Rhode Islander could own a home and afford to send the kids to college.

A Cold War military establishment generated thousands of Navy jobs at Newport and Quonset. The business and media establishment supported John Chafee even when he proposed raising taxes.

Linc Chafee became governor of a state in a deep economic and psychic funk. The factories are long shuttered; the Navy fleet sailed away decades ago.

The media has been dumbed down and tarted up. Now Linc Chafee must try to reverse decline in a state where much of the establishment takes a perverse glee in bashing him.

The younger Chafee has emphatically rejected the legacy of  his predecessor, Conservative Republican Don Carcieri on a wide spectrum of issues from gay rights and immigration to taxing and spending.

On finances, Chafee believes in a we are-all-in-this together philosophy that would have the wealthy contribute to the price of civilization. Carcieri famously cut taxes for those making more than $250,000 a year while allowing cities and towns to raise property taxes and taxes on cars worth $6,000 or less.

Most of Chafee’s positions are probably in line with the majority of Rhode Islanders. Yet he was elected with just 36 percent of the vote and seems to have a difficult time convincing the Assembly and the business community to go along with his views.

Take the public pension overhaul. It is hard to argue with Chafee’s position that State Treasurer Gina Raimondo and the Assembly  should have  included in the reform measure the faltering local pensions systems that threaten to turn Cranston, Pawtucket or Providence into the next Central Falls.

What Raimondo did was cherry-pick the easiest problem to solve. Her plan deals only with the state issues. She didn’t tackle the much tougher issue of the local pensions, which would have meant taking on the contentious police and firefighter unions.

Yet Raimondo did what Chafee didn’t. She focused with laser-intensity on the pension topic, did her homework and stumped the state to sell her plan.

Chafee too often muddles his message and thinks that if people like him they will respect him. A big problem is that nobody among the State House crowd fears him. In an era of the permanent campaign, Chafee seems to go to work every day not knowing how to articulate  his priorities.  He is no orator.

Chafee knew he would face brickbats from the right-wing babble of talk radio, but the attitude of some mainstream media has been silly. The Providence Journal, long the tribune of the well-born, has relentlessly blasted Chafee on its editorial page for being rich and out of touch with the average Rhode Islander. Does anyone ever remember the newspaper treating other wealthy politicians such as Claiborne Pell, Bruce Sundlun or Carcieri this way?

And WJAR’S Gene Valicenti recently insinuated on air that Chafee is the “most hated’’ governor in Rhode Island history. (Earth to Gene: How popular was Ed DiPrete when he was carted off to the ACI for a year’s sabbatical at taxpayer expense or Bruce Sundlun before the depositors got their money). Valicenti reportedly based his comment on Facebook postings.

Chafee says the Journal’s attitude is largely about his proposal to extend the sales tax to newspapers, which have long been exempt. “Obviously proposing a tax on the Journal sent them into a temper tantrum,’’ says Chafee.

Truth be told,  Linc Chafee is comfortable in his own skin, approachable and less impressed with the trappings of office than any governor of the past 25 years, except for Republican Lincoln Almond.

Like Almond, Chafee has a palpable disdain for the grandstanding and gamesmanship that too often passes for governing at the State House. Unlike Almond, Chafee happens to be governor in bad economic times. The forest of construction cranes that hung over downtown Providence during the mid-1990s is long gone.

Don’t forget that Almond was criticized for being too laid back and apolitical. Yet his administration was largely successful, limned by such projects as the Providence Place Mall and expansion of  such job-generating financial services companies as Fidelity Investments and FM Global. Almond also cut income tax rates and built RITE care into a national model for children’s health insurance.

At a time when each week brings news of another cheesy arrest of a politician, one thing Rhode Islanders know about Chafee is that he is a person of integrity, a political figure who doesn’t know how to steal. And he  has principles, whether you like them or not. As a U.S. senator, he bucked his then Republican Party and President George W. Bush on such important issues as the Iraq War and the tax cuts for the wealthy that have contributed mightily to the crushing  federal budget deficit.

Chafee is also hurt by being an independent. He has no political party apparatus to back him up when the going gets rough. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, has been after Chafee to become a Democrat.

Chafee says he is thinking about doing so.

Chafee clearly needs a political operation and should raise enough money to engage a pollster and a top-flight consultant such as Tad Devine, who worked on his 2010 campaign and made the best television ads of the last election cycle in Rhode Island.

But in the end, Chafee says he knows there is really only one issue in Rhode Island these days.

“We are dealing with a tough economy, people are really hurting,’’ says Chafee. “There are a lot of people who want that middle-class dream of  a decent job and being able to buy a house and send their kids to college and they aren’t making it.’’

If   Chafee can’t deliver on the economy, come 2014 he may be another Rhode Islander looking for a job.

38 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2011 10:50 pm

    Facebook postings….? And this from our newsleader. Great job, Scott.

  2. Mister Guy permalink
    November 11, 2011 12:22 am

    “Carcieri famously cut taxes for those making more than $250,000 a year while allowing cities and towns to raise property taxes and taxes on cars worth $6,000 or less”

    …and he massively cut state aid to cities & towns, which is one of the main reasons that many RI localities are having so much trouble with their budgets now.

    Chafee seems like a nice enough guy, but he is a very weak politician.

    “She didn’t tackle the much tougher issue of the local pensions, which would have meant taking on the contentious police and firefighter unions”

    …which she obviously has no stomach for, since her recently amended pension “reform” plan now exempts correctional officers as well as other “public safety employees” from the new hybrid pension system. So much for political courage Mrs. Raimondo.

    “The Providence Journal, long the tribune of the well-born, has relentlessly blasted Chafee on its editorial page for being rich and out of touch with the average Rhode Islander. Does anyone ever remember the newspaper treating other wealthy politicians such as Claiborne Pell, Bruce Sundlun or Carcieri this way?”

    The ProJo is so in the bag for Raimondo’s pension “reform” plan that it isn’t even funny. The ProJo of the old days is long gone for sure.

    “(Earth to Gene: How popular was Ed DiPrete when he was carted off to the ACI for a year’s sabbatical at taxpayer expense or Bruce Sundlun before the depositors got their money).”

    Valicenti is pompous jerk. He’s simply a big fish in a little pond…nothing more, nothing less.

  3. November 11, 2011 1:43 am

    It is a treat to read Scott MacKay: a treat to remember there are bright and honest professionals still doing journalism around here.

    • Mike permalink
      November 17, 2011 8:26 am

      If you enjoy unctious, smug, journalists, Polly!!! Scott suffers from the terminal illness known as “I am always the smartest person in the room syndrome.” Ah yes, I know better than all the plebians who actually work for a living and have to endure seeing their state come to ruin under the tutelage of someone who wouldn’t be hired by any fortune 500 company in the mailroom. Our governor can’t find his way out of a paperbag or change a lightbulb… he is dim, he is weak and he is a national embarrassment. And he is pathetically isolated.

  4. Ethan permalink
    November 11, 2011 8:15 pm

    Keep up the good political analysis, Scott, Ian and RINPR. No one else is doing it on the state and local level like you are.

  5. Gene Valicenti permalink
    November 16, 2011 5:47 am

    Gene to planet Scott:
    I’m flattered that you would include me in your analysis of “mainstream media” coverage of the Governor based on the 3 and 1/2 minute Q&A segment I had with Bill Rapplye in late September. We were discussing the public opinion drubbing the Governor had just taken in the lead up to the vote on in-state tuition for illegal aliens.
    I never insinuated that he’s the “most hated” governor in RI history. I never used those words, and I’m not sure why you put them in quotes. A review of the archive tape (in case you missed the segment) shows that I was clear and direct in my view the vitriol that had dominated the coverage that week.
    I said:
    >>I’ve never heard so much name calling, marginalization, and diminishment of a Governor as we’re having now. It’s almost manifesting itself, Bill, against this governor. That cannot be good for him, or for all of us. I mean he needs some form of popular support to lead.>>
    I stand by the comments. Further, the comparison to former Governor Deprete falls short, since he was out of office when he was tried and sent to prison.
    And while Governor Sundlun was indeed villified by the depositors in his first term, he went on to win a 2nd term with a majority vote.
    You’re correct in saying that I considered facebook postings in making my commnents, since an unprecedented “500 at a clip” came in more than once that week. I also weighed the 3 hours of talk radio I’d logged, voluminous PROJO postings, and dozens of personal conversations I’d had with viewers.
    See you at the next panel discussion.
    Gene Valicenti

  6. November 16, 2011 4:17 pm

    Houston Control to Gene: Journalism and political science professors will be pleased to know that the top local news anchor in Rhode Island uses facebook, talk radio and cranky projo comments as public opinion barometers. And of course the tree guyz he ran into at Dunkin Donuts while getting his morning coffee. So much for scientific public opinion polling. Wonder how many Latinos were in the Valicenti sample?

  7. Gene Valicenti permalink
    November 16, 2011 11:55 pm

    Professor Scott:
    You miss the point again. My comments had to do with the tenor of the remarks about the Governor in the media that week. They were presented in an analysis segment, much like those you take part in from time to time. Read them again. They begin with: “I’ve never heard so much…” I don’t need a survey for that. YOU project a conclusion requiring a scientific poll, in speculating about insinuation and in using the term “most hated”. (Again your language, not mine.) By the way what poll do you sight in your blog? What stats do you offer in saying that the Journal has “relentlessly blasted Chafee for being rich and out of touch with the average Rhode Islander”? Is that just a personal
    observation? Incidentally, is that average Rhode Islander my tree trimmer? It’s disappointing to see that you hold viewers & listeners & readers who post on facebook, call into talk radio, and comment on PROJO in such low regard. Perhaps, only those who post to WRNI’s page, and to your blog, are worthy of consideration. Are they the “uncranky”? By the way, I haven’t asked, though I imagine political science and journalism professors tell their students to be mindful of the impact social media is having on the media landscape these days. And since you brought it up; I know I enjoy a very diverse audience. How about you?
    Gene V.

    • Mister Guy permalink
      November 17, 2011 1:49 am

      “What stats do you offer in saying that the Journal has ‘relentlessly blasted Chafee for being rich and out of touch with the average Rhode Islander’?”

      Come on now Mr. Valicenti, you read the ProJo just like the rest of us. If you can’t tell that the ProJo is, in general, anti-Chafee at this point, then I’m not sure there’s any hope for you.

      “It’s disappointing to see that you hold viewers & listeners & readers who post on facebook, call into talk radio, and comment on PROJO in such low regard.”

      Again, have you read or heard many of those kind of comments? A lot of them (not all) are unfortunately nothing but incoherent ramblings of factually-challenged people.

      “Perhaps, only those who post to WRNI’s page, and to your blog, are worthy of consideration.”

      To be fair, pretty much nobody posts to Mr. MacKay’s blog…including Mr. MacKay himself. 😉 It’s encouraging enough to see that *someone* actually reads at least some of the comments that are posted here in this blog. I was beginning to wonder myself…

  8. tim1999 permalink
    November 17, 2011 1:33 am

    Scotso’s “man of integrity” claimed residency in Providence so he could cash in a large property tax break under the Homesteading Act as he registered his cars through his Exeter residence to escape paying much higher taxes in supposed primary residence Providence and all the while Scotso’s “man of integrity” was registered as a citizen of Warwick and voting there.
    If Don Carcieri ever pulled this crap The ProJo would have covered the story page 1 above the fold. The ProJo never said a word. Just like they never said a word about 8 years of lies, deceit and malfeasance from David Cicilline in Providence city hall.
    Just like they’ve never said a word about Jack Reed being bought and paid for by the banking industry…..and on and on and on it goes. Noticing a trend??
    The ProJo newsroom is very protective of RI’s liberal pols. VERY protective.
    Scotso claims Linc Chafee is comfortable in his own skin. Really?? Don’t think I’ve ever seen a pol more uncomfortable in his own skin than Lincoln Chafee.
    It’s literally painful to watch.
    Linc doesn’t embrace grandstanding or gamesmanship, Scotso? Ask John McCain.

    Gene Valicenti, you know you’ve won the argument when liberals role out the “latino” card. So typical of Scott MacKay, He’s a miserable, grousing, “cranky” Democratic party/union tool who speaks in talking points. But I must say his misery is quite hilarious and enjoyable to observe. That’s why I enjoy this site. Pure amusement.
    Gene, thanks for coming here and standing up to the faux-journalist Scott MacKay.
    So refreshing.

    • Mister Guy permalink
      November 17, 2011 1:56 am

      “The ProJo never said a word.”

      LOL…how did you find out about all of that then?

      “Just like they never said a word about 8 years of lies, deceit and malfeasance from David Cicilline in Providence city hall. Just like they’ve never said a word about Jack Reed being bought and paid for by the banking industry”

      Ugh…same question as above.

      “The ProJo newsroom is very protective of RI’s liberal pols.”

      Tell that to the unions that they are busting through being completely & totally in the tank for Mrs. Raimodo’s pension “reform” plan…please…

      “Linc doesn’t embrace grandstanding or gamesmanship, Scotso? Ask John McCain.”

      LOL…I’ll take a politician like Linc Chafee over a complete fraud like John McCain any day of the week & twice on Sunday, and I’ve never voted for either man before.

  9. Mike permalink
    November 17, 2011 8:22 am

    Linc Chafee is nothing more than an embarrassment to the State of RI. He knows nothing of leadership. He has been “led” (fortunately) by Treasurer Raimondo on pension reform; he then chooses to belittle her efforts by “whining” to the press about her inability to focus on the municipal pension problems. I believe she will do just that in the New Year. I just hope RI stays engaged as I fear pension fatigue may settle in.

    Linc is not an honorable man. Lincoln Chafee has always been an intellectual lightweight and moral coward. Since losing in 2006, Chafee has been on a mission to bone up his “traitor” and “backstabber” cred. After receiving millions of dollars of party money to help him in both his primary bid against a more conservative Republican and against his Democratic opponent, he decided to repay the Republican party by publicly leaving it, thus raising the collective IQ of both Republicans and “Independents.”
    The latest episode in Chafee craven stupidity comes in his decision to endorse Barack Obama on the basis of Obama’s… well, don’t expect specifics from people on why Obama would be a good President. He just would, darn it! In any event, Chafee’s endorsement in this race would be as irrelevant to me as Billy Zane’s endorsement in this race, except for this graf from the AP piece:
    In an odd bit of timing, Chafee made the announcement the same day Republican front-runner Sen. John McCain planned his first campaign trip to Rhode Island. McCain’s last visit here was to campaign and raise money for Chafee during his failed re-election bid.
    “That’s just the way the system works,” Chafee said when asked about McCain’s visit. “I’m sure Senator McCain will understand.”
    During that race, Obama came to Rhode Island twice for Whitehouse, who has endorsed Clinton.
    You stay classy, Linc Chafee. And stay true to your friends.http://archive.redstate.com/stories/elections/2008/lincoln_chafee_is_a_piece_of_human_waste

    • Mister Guy permalink
      November 18, 2011 1:09 am

      “I believe she will do just that in the New Year.”

      Where’s the statewide political glory in meddling in local pensions that the state has next to no legal authority over? You’re giving Mrs. Raimondo waaaaay to much credit there Mikey. She’s running for higher office…nothing more, nothing less.

      All she’s going to end up doing is dramatically raise the amount of money that the state will waste in legal fees defending the indefensible.

      “Since losing in 2006, Chafee has been on a mission to bone up his ‘traitor’ and ‘backstabber’ cred.”

      Would you & your Red State buddies say the same thing about someone that switched from being a Democrat Mikey? I didn’t think so…

      “The latest episode in Chafee craven stupidity comes in his decision to endorse Barack Obama on the basis of Obama’s… well, don’t expect specifics from people on why Obama would be a good President.”

      LOL…still fighting the 2008 Presidential campaign Mikey? Hint: You guys lost…and big!

      “You stay classy, Linc Chafee”

      …and you keep reading Red State Mikey…ugh…

      • Mike permalink
        November 18, 2011 5:15 am

        No, I am not still fighting the 2008 Presidential campaign. I was merely sourcing the material I referred to about Linc being such a disloyal, ungrateful, disingenuous individual. Congratulations tonite to Ms. Raimondo for her perseverance and commitment to enacting pension reform. Even the union waterboys fell in line. Well, done, Gina. And if she does aspire to higher office, the governorship is hers. Step aside, Linc; there’s an actual statesman in RI… and she’s a woman.

  10. Mike permalink
    November 17, 2011 8:47 am

    Tip O’Neill had a colorful moniker for guys like Lincoln Chafee:

    Idiot Son Of The Rich

    If Chaffee were in a room with ten mass murderers and ten nurses, he would seek the middle ground. He’s all about avoiding conflict. He simply does not know how to lead. I never thought I would be grateful for the leadership of Gordon Fox… at least he has been able to herd the sheeple up at the General Assembly as pension reform WILL pass today.

  11. November 17, 2011 9:56 am

    Earth to Gene: Now you have frosted the English teachers too. Notice how Gene uses the word `sight.’ Pretty tough to have a dialogue with a guy who doesn’t have a sixth grade understanding of English. On the other hand, if his ratings stay high it probably doesn’t matter. Gotta love local TeeVee!

    • Mister Guy permalink
      November 18, 2011 1:12 am

      Come on now Mr. MacKay…seriously, you can do better than this, can’t you??

  12. tim1999 permalink
    November 17, 2011 12:41 pm

    Ooooooo…..good response Scotso.
    You win again Gene. ha ha ha ha ha ha
    Lyke shutin phish n ah barrol.

  13. tim1999 permalink
    November 17, 2011 12:49 pm

    Jeez Mister Guy, you’ve got to get out more. Believe it or not lots of news and information comes from sources other than the ProJo.
    Thank God. (uh oh, am I allowed to reference God on this libbie site??)
    BTW pension reform = busting unions??? Really?? LOL
    Time for some new talking points Guy.

    • Mister Guy permalink
      November 18, 2011 1:17 am

      “Believe it or not lots of news and information comes from sources other than the ProJo.”

      You didn’t answer my questions Timmy. 😉

      “BTW pension reform = busting unions?”

      Hey, it depends on how one goes about reforming the state’s pension system, doesn’t it? Details Timmy…try & keep up! Also, stop trying to deflect issues that you obviously don’t know how to deal with…it’s very, very weak & it’s NOT working…

  14. Gene Valicenti permalink
    November 17, 2011 5:31 pm

    Scott: Is that the best you can do? Weak. Check your own copy. 8th paragraph from bottom: “…limned by such projects…” Do you mean “limited”? See you in 7th grade. From what I read, this may be the most action your blog has seen! Be thankful I found it. Also, I note that I’m not mentioned in your audio version. Put me back in, It might raise your ratings. While I’m at it, I may make a donation to your station, because “nobody does it like you”…anymore! Can I get a tote bag? Ok, since you’re a “broadcaster” now, you should know about getting on and off on time, and knowing when to call it a show. I’m good with 3 bites at the apple. See you around town. Jay Leno’s next.

  15. November 17, 2011 5:39 pm

    Poor Gene: Limed is a perfectly apt English word. Look it up. I know your vocabulary isn’t much. Maybe you are listening to too much talk radio. You really logged three hours of talk shows. Maybe you ought to read a book or a real newspaper occasionally. Thanks for boosting my blog! I really appreciate it.

  16. Gene Valicenti permalink
    November 17, 2011 6:54 pm

    Yes, limed is a word, but not “limned”. At least correct your copy before pointing out the speck in your brother’s eye.

  17. Mister Guy permalink
    November 18, 2011 1:20 am

    Jeez…Mr. MacKay & Mr. Valicenti should get a room somewhere & just be done with it…lol…

  18. Mister Guy permalink
    November 19, 2011 12:22 am

    “I was merely sourcing the material I referred to about Linc being such a disloyal, ungrateful, disingenuous individual”

    …from 2008. Move on man…

    “And if she does aspire to higher office, the governorship is hers”

    …in your wildest dreams that is…

  19. Truth permalink
    November 19, 2011 4:06 am

    You are out of touch, Mr. Valicente. More of their copy is out there than you would imagine. Most educated people are leaving mainstream media. Projo is a piece of garbage and it appears that WJAR10 has now joined them in their biased reporting.

    All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. we can vulgarize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.
    –William Bernbach, of DDB Needham Worldwide, 1989
    Thank you Scott and Ian for lifting it to a higher level. Your honest reporting is refreshing.
    Mr. Valicente, you are mean spirited.

  20. Mr. Fish permalink
    November 19, 2011 5:20 pm

    Gene V lost all credibility when he went to work for hate radio on Saturday mornings. It’s amazing Channel 10 would still employ anyone associated with such drivel – no wonder our politics in this state are so far to the Right .

  21. Truth permalink
    November 20, 2011 12:47 am

    “Americans know a rigged game when they see one. They understand how much money is flowing into politics from the super-rich, big corporations, and Wall Street — in order to keep their taxes low and entrench their privileged position.” Does this sound familiar? EngageRI perhaps?
    http://www.robertreich.org

  22. Alfacat permalink
    November 20, 2011 1:04 am

    Well, I have to say all the criticism Linc Chafee gets is baffling to me. You conservative guys should be happy he got on board with such comprehensive pension reform, the most sweeping in the nation! FINALLY! It took a Democrat State Treasurer and an Independent Governor to get the General Assembly to go along and pass it! Kudos to the Chafee Administration…They are getting things accomplished in RI for a change and trying to do what’s right and ethical and help the middle class for a change. What did Carcieri do? Oh yah, he made that Curt Schilling sweet heart deal leaving the tax payers holding the bag…And all you talk radio bafoons who love to name call and belittle the Governor, piss off!

    • Mister Guy permalink
      November 21, 2011 6:04 am

      “They are getting things accomplished in RI for a change and trying to do what’s right and ethical and help the middle class for a change.”

      I’m not quite sure how cutting the future buying power of middle class retirees by some 40-60% over time “helps the middle class”.

  23. November 20, 2011 5:44 pm

    Oh No Gene doesn’t have a dictionary. Limned is a word, precisely descriptive in this context. It means to outline in sharp detail or portray. According to Webster’s, the first use of his word came in 1592. I will admit you would have to read a book or two to come across it. Probably doesn’t get a lot of use on talk radio or local TeeVee.

  24. tim1999 permalink
    November 21, 2011 3:30 am

    Gene these responses from Scotso are typical liberal bait and switch. Straight from the handbook. First he completely misrepresents (lies) what you actually said about Linc Chafee in an attempt to smear you and TeeVee (he’s very mature in handling his jealousy don’t you think?) and then when you come here to confront him and set the record straight by giving the context of your remarks and what those remarks actually were suddenly Scotso has nothing to say ….about that…..but does change the subject and continues to disparage you and various media you’re employed by. (yet more jealousy)
    Scotso MacKay is proof positive – hell hath no fury like a faux journalist lacking relevance.
    You and your TeeVee and your babbling talk radio irritate the crap out of Scotso.
    You can feel Scotso’s red faced jealous rage. It’s hilarious!
    Goud johb Geen.

  25. Gene Valicenti permalink
    November 21, 2011 4:51 am

    Ok Scott, so what word do you want to use, limned or limed? You use both, one in your blog, and one in your 3rd response. You’ve got a copy error somewhere.
    How about putting down the red pencil, and answering the question. Where’s your proof of bias in the Journal’s coverage. Is that just an opinion, or can you “cite” a story count and comparative study?

  26. Gene Valicenti permalink
    November 21, 2011 4:57 am

    PS: Scott, you’re right about one thing. The word limned does not get used much in broadcasting, just ask the former TEE VEE guy who runs your radio station.

  27. November 21, 2011 7:31 pm

    Dear Gene: I never said the Journal was biased. What I said is that the editorial and op-ed pages, where a newspaper is supposed to give its opinions, has treated Chafee much differently than other wealthy politicians elected over the years by Rhode Islanders. If the Journal wants to be provocative on its editorial page that is fine. So as they label commentary as commentary there is no problem. I’m just pointing out the inconsistency. You will notice that nobody from Fountain Street has come forward to say I am wrong.
    I guess you have finally figured out that limned is a perfectly good word. And yes my boss indeed did work in television – for Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel. He was also a Neiman Fellow at Harvard and a top producer at WBURs On Point program on the Boston NPR station. We are lucky to have him.
    Have a nice Thanksgiving.

  28. February 23, 2012 5:52 pm

    all i can say is goodbye chafee in 2015 you are the worst governor this state has had and im a democrat!!!

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