The Corner

Silver Linings in Rhode Island

From a reader:

Hey Jonah,

Nationally, it may not look terribly rosy, but here in the tiny State of

Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, we just re-elected a truly

outstanding Republican governor, threw Mr. Chaffee out of public service

(notwithstanding what we replaced him with), and trounced an attempt to

amend the state constitution for a private interest casino initiative that

was the essence of New England insider corruption. Sure, we re-elected baby

Patrick, but that seat was bought by his family years ago and we haven’t

paid off the note on it yet.

But overall, RI or Iraq, democracy doesn’t suck :-}

Get some sleep.