What’s In A Name?
Well, we know the value when it’s Kennedy or Chafee. Now, how about Pell? GoLocalProv broke the story that the grandson of six-term….count ‘em…..six term Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell, Clay Pell, is considering running for Governor in 2014. Just the mention of the name Pell has to send vibrations through the very foundation of the Rhode Island Democratic party. The name Pell hasn’t appeared on a RI ballot since 1990, but I’m sure it hasn’t lost an ounce of its luster or cache in these parts. But then again, 1990 is a LONG time ago. A whole new generation of voters has come along since then.
So what are the potential scenarios if Pell DOES decide to get into the Democratic primary for governor? What a wonderful chess game that creates. We’re already anticipating a brutal knock down drag out between Gina Raimondo and Angel Taveras. Toss the name Pell in there and you’ve got a WWE slobberknocker!
His Kiss Is On HER List
MSNBC liberal pit bull and overall pain in the fanny Rachel Maddow told the Bravo network that she’s got a crush on Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Maddow was taking calls from listeners when one asked her “what politician’s creativity and courage gives you hope” when she lit into her fantasy crush.
Note to Sheldon, don’t get all gushy over this. It’s not exactly like the cheerleader in high school admits she’s smitten with you. Rachel’s not waving her pom poms for the HOME team, if you catch my drift.
And Speaking of Sheldon
There’s a new drinking game behind the scenes at CNN. Last week when Whitehouse appeared on CNN’s CROSSFIRE to debate Senator Ted Cruz, Whitehouse used the word “hostage” a dozen times in 30-minutes in describing the GOP’s approach to negotiations over the government shutdown and debt ceiling debate. If the ground rules were everytime Sheldon says “hostage” the crew does a shot, they would have been hammered 10 minutes into the show.
THIS Butts For You
I pulled into a space in a sparsely crowded STOP AND SHOP in North Kingstown this afternoon, only to notice the space next to me was littered with cigarette butts some lazy waste of life must have decided to dump from his car ash tray. Something Sister Mary Brendan, my 8th grade homeroom teacher at St. Leo The Great in Pawtucket used to say came to mind whenever we disappointed her in some way…..”The nerve of some people’s children.”
Bring Out Your Dead
AMC was more than happy to bring out season four of THE WALKING DEAD Sunday night. Despite competition from a Sunday night NFL game and the Sox-Tigers ALCS game two, THE WALKING DEAD attracted 16.1 million viewers. By comparison, AMC’s highly anticipated and publicized finale of BREAKING BAD scored 10.28 million viewers. Man, we love those zombies.
Now, can we get some elected to Congress?