August 10, 2006

Laffey-Chafee I: Opening Statements

Carroll Andrew Morse

Senator Lincoln Chafee and Mayor Steve Laffey, the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate debated on today’s Arlene Violet Show on WHJJ-AM radio. Here are the notes I jotted down as they were debating...

Senator Chafee asks voters to consider three things in his opening statement...

  • Who can win in November?
  • Who can best represent Rhode Island?
  • Issues are going to change, so you have to look at character when electing a Senator.
Mayor Laffey talks about the three biggest problems he believes need fixing in his opening statement…
  • Too many tax-breaks for special interests and spending is out of control.
  • The cost of prescription drugs needs to be lowered
  • The United States needs a national energy policy to enhance national security.

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Let's see...Rep pres for past 6 years, Rep congress for most of that (aside from the Jeffords hiatus) and we have out-of-control spending, no energy policy, and the cost of Rx drugs is out of control.

And I thought Laffey was running as a Republican. Did I miss something?

Or, are the Republicans responsible for the mess that Mr Laffey wants to clean up?

Posted by: klaus at August 10, 2006 7:38 PM

Yes, some people that called themselves Republicans are responsible for the mess we're in, including the incumbent junior senator. Laffey wants to fix that, regardless of political affiliation.

Posted by: Will at August 10, 2006 9:13 PM

The Laffey Plan

1.) Give tax breaks to millionaire, out of state backers.
2.) Hold a press conference.
3.) Try to make a friend in DC, only to get the cold shoulder, because he's been bashing everyone in his own party for months. "They don't even want to see where I put my Harvard degree on the wall!" -SL
4.) Hold a press conference.
5.) Say "Uncle Sam will get the check" and give the greenlight to some federally funded abortions.
6.) Hold a press conference.
7.) Bore his only friend, Tom Coburn, to an early death with his self-agrandizing "I lived the American Dream" stories.
8.) Hold a press conference
9.) Recruit cleaning crews for federal buildings during a whirlwind visit to Mexicali.
10.) Hold a press conference.

Posted by: cabot lodge at August 14, 2006 7:56 AM