February 14, 2008

A Note Between Elections

Justin Katz

Amazingly, I'm still getting accused of being a Chafee supporter — this despite my having voted for Laffey in the primaries and Whitehouse in the general, just to get rid of the guy.

Granted, I had my reservations about Laffey, mainly because I thought it unwise to export his proclivities and skillset to the national level, and I didn't think he'd made the case for Rhode Island's doing so.

And now, at the beginning of '08, I note that Steve's still around and is widely expected to run for governor next time around. Well, folks, that gives us two years to let bygones be bygones.

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Justin, I'll let it go.

But I still don't understand the "reservations": Among the '06 choices, whose "skills" did you feel it "wiser" to export?


Posted by: George at February 14, 2008 1:53 PM


Maybe I need to clarify: I didn't want to export Mayor Laffey's talents because I thought (and think) we need them domestically, as it were. It wasn't that I didn't want him in the Senate; it's that I didn't want him elsewhere than Rhode Island.

Posted by: Justin Katz at February 14, 2008 10:09 PM

Justin, I think this may turn out to be one of those stories where, in the end, we'll be saying that everything fell into place just perfectly and that everything happens for a good reason.

Posted by: George at February 14, 2008 10:35 PM

Laffey vs. the public sector union machine: I can hardly wait!

To date the unions have never faced real opposition - only pandering by their bought and paid for Democrats. Watch the previously voiceless taxpayer electorate rally behind Laffey and lay siege to the special interest castle, Smith Hill, proverbial pitchforks and torches in hand.

The serfs are grumbling, they only need a leader to lead the revolt - Laffey has the potential to be Rhode Island's "William Wallace" (Braveheart).

If only Laffey weren’t inclined to pander to the illegals, he’d be perfect.

Posted by: Tom W at February 15, 2008 8:39 AM

If your hoping for Laffey to run for governor in 2010 and run his mouth against what you called the public sector union machine you will not be disapointed. If he is ever elected and raises taxes as he did in Cranston as mayor you will be.

Posted by: phil at February 16, 2008 10:56 AM
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