From a reader:
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.