March 16, 2007

RI GOP Elects New Leadership

Marc Comtois

Out with the old, in with the new.

By a unanimous voice vote, Republicans at their state convention last night elected 36-year-old Barrington lawyer Giovanni Cicione as party chairman, replacing Patricia Morgan.

“I will work to make our party, once again, the party of unity,” Cicione said in a statement handed out to the media....“I urge you to remember our greatest asset is unity, our greatest weakness is internal division,” Cicione stated. "Our party is the party of reform. We were the champions of separation of powers. Pension reform was our idea….We believe government is at its best when it governs least. Local control and open processes work best. Our opponents favor government that intrudes into every aspect of our lives and economy. They impose over-reaching regulations that are then governed by so many layers of bureaucracy, they escape scrutiny and accountability.”

He also pledged to concentrate on recruiting good candidates, especially female candidates. “I will be announcing in the days to come a slate of prominent women in our party who will co-chair this effort that we will call the WE CAN project” — which stands for the Women and Elections Candidate Project.

To any convention attendees: who else was (s)elected to the new RI GOP leadership? Apparently the ProJo didn't find that newsworthy.

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"Apparently the ProJo didn't find that newsworthy."

Damn commie reporters.

(Charlie Bakst was there; we can presumably look forward to something in his column.)

Posted by: SusanD at March 17, 2007 4:54 PM

Yes, I wonder what Charlie will have to say about Governor Carcieri's super-strong personal support of President Bush. I live and die by Charlie's column. If the Projo newsprint didn't make such good material for puppies to pee on, it wouldn't be worth getting at all. LOL

Posted by: Will at March 17, 2007 5:18 PM
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